What Are The Training Requirements for Tapers?

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

Degrees for Tapers
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Tapers?

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.

This career includes 21,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Tapers Make?

On average, tapers make $25.86 per hour or $53,790 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Tapers?

Hourly income for Tapers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Tapers?

Annual salary for Tapers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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