Training Requirements for Tapers

Tapers need no formal educational credential and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Tapers
Percent
Less than High School 45.9
High School 37.7
Some College 11.5
Associates Degree 2.1
Bachelors Degree 2.3
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment Outlook for Tapers

This represents about 21,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more tapers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Tapers

Hourly Income

On average,tapers make $25.86 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tapers $14.09 $17.64 $23.56 $33.05 $43.40
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers $13.07 $16.21 $20.33 $27.85 $39.36
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, tapers make $53,790 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tapers $29,320 $36,690 $48,990 $68,750 $90,260
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers $27,180 $33,720 $42,280 $57,930 $81,860
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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