Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material. Excludes "Carpet Installers" (47-2041), "Carpenters" (47-2031), and "Tile and Marble Setters" (47-2044).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
93,180 2.3 % $22.79 $47,400 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.90 $16.02 $19.75 $26.47 $38.30
Annual Wage (2) $26,830 $33,320 $41,090 $55,060 $79,660


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 77,050 10.05 $22.90 $47,630
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,670 0.75 $22.44 $46,670
Residential Building Construction 4,700 0.66 $20.99 $43,650
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,520 0.30 $22.91 $47,650
Employment Services 1,050 0.03 $19.22 $39,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 77,050 10.05 $22.90 $47,630
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,670 0.75 $22.44 $46,670
Residential Building Construction 4,700 0.66 $20.99 $43,650
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,520 0.30 $22.91 $47,650
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 370 0.16 $18.33 $38,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 760 0.12 $33.24 $69,150
Building Equipment Contractors 340 0.02 $23.96 $49,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $22.91 $47,660
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 2,520 0.30 $22.91 $47,650
Building Finishing Contractors 77,050 10.05 $22.90 $47,630


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,100 1.45 2.18 $29.08 $60,480
Texas 9,450 0.80 1.21 $16.42 $34,160
Florida 5,160 0.63 0.95 $15.36 $31,960
Arizona 4,140 1.56 2.35 $18.82 $39,150
Washington 3,970 1.29 1.95 $27.99 $58,230




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 2,490 1.81 2.73 $17.42 $36,230
Idaho 1,110 1.67 2.51 $17.53 $36,470
Hawaii 1,010 1.61 2.42 $36.29 $75,480
Nevada 2,000 1.58 2.38 $19.00 $39,530
Arizona 4,140 1.56 2.35 $18.82 $39,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,010 1.61 2.42 $36.29 $75,480
New York 3,110 0.34 0.51 $32.80 $68,220
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $32.67 $67,950
California 23,100 1.45 2.18 $29.08 $60,480
New Jersey 1,230 0.31 0.47 $28.94 $60,200





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,090 2.62 3.95 $27.39 $56,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,610 0.85 1.29 $25.04 $52,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,430 1.77 2.67 $19.08 $39,700
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,110 2.24 3.38 $28.91 $60,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,000 2.20 3.32 $25.62 $53,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,800 0.95 1.44 $16.52 $34,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.06 1.59 $16.53 $34,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,380 1.50 2.26 $29.83 $62,050
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,940 2.12 3.20 $27.69 $57,600
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.27 0.41 $37.09 $77,160




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. George, UT 270 4.56 6.86 $16.64 $34,610
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 390 3.03 4.57 $22.22 $46,210
Boise City, ID 790 2.67 4.02 $17.25 $35,880
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,090 2.62 3.95 $27.39 $56,980
Provo-Orem, UT 550 2.49 3.75 $16.99 $35,330
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 110 2.34 3.52 $16.32 $33,940
Abilene, TX 150 2.34 3.52 $16.00 $33,280
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,110 2.24 3.38 $28.91 $60,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,000 2.20 3.32 $25.62 $53,280
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 240 2.16 3.26 $32.13 $66,830