Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
82,320 2.2 % $19.99 $41,570 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.76 $14.37 $17.94 $24.04 $33.01
Annual Wage (2) $24,470 $29,890 $37,320 $50,010 $68,660


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 69,010 10.37 $20.05 $41,700
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,630 1.00 $20.73 $43,120
Residential Building Construction 4,010 0.68 $19.12 $39,770
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,220 0.17 $18.13 $37,710
Employment Services 600 0.02 $15.50 $32,240

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 69,010 10.37 $20.05 $41,700
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,630 1.00 $20.73 $43,120
Residential Building Construction 4,010 0.68 $19.12 $39,770
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,220 0.17 $18.13 $37,710
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 190 0.09 $15.50 $32,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $22.36 $46,510
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,630 1.00 $20.73 $43,120
Building Finishing Contractors 69,010 10.37 $20.05 $41,700
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 200 0.04 $19.31 $40,150
Residential Building Construction 4,010 0.68 $19.12 $39,770


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 18,470 1.32 2.04 $24.59 $51,140
Texas 9,040 0.90 1.38 $14.78 $30,730
Florida 4,520 0.64 0.98 $15.57 $32,380
New York 4,180 0.50 0.77 $24.99 $51,970
Virginia 3,100 0.88 1.36 $16.25 $33,810




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 1,690 1.47 2.28 $17.52 $36,440
California 18,470 1.32 2.04 $24.59 $51,140
Colorado 2,800 1.30 2.01 $17.20 $35,770
Idaho 730 1.23 1.89 $17.05 $35,470
Arizona 2,850 1.20 1.86 $16.93 $35,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 350 0.61 0.94 $32.05 $66,660
Alaska 130 0.42 0.64 $29.07 $60,470
Missouri 1,330 0.51 0.79 $26.55 $55,220
Washington 2,810 1.04 1.61 $25.28 $52,580
New York 4,180 0.50 0.77 $24.99 $51,970

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.93 1.43 $23.68 $49,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,220 1.29 1.99 $15.20 $31,620
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,930 2.13 3.29 $25.76 $53,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,010 1.19 1.84 $17.60 $36,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.86 1.33 $17.84 $37,110
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,930 1.69 2.61 $21.71 $45,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.39 0.59 $25.36 $52,740
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,760 1.42 2.19 $23.98 $49,890
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,610 1.36 2.10 $17.36 $36,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.75 1.16 $13.83 $28,770




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)
Logan, UT-ID 150 3.17 4.89 $16.73 $34,800
Coeur d'Alene, ID 150 2.87 4.43 $20.75 $43,150
St. George, UT 110 2.37 3.65 $14.74 $30,660
Pueblo, CO 130 2.32 3.59 $13.27 $27,600
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 440 2.29 3.54 $22.01 $45,790
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 280 2.27 3.50 $18.57 $38,620
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 550 2.17 3.35 $28.65 $59,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,930 2.13 3.29 $25.76 $53,570
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 250 2.13 3.29 $21.42 $44,550
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 350 2.06 3.19 $31.78 $66,090




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Honolulu, HI 230 0.55 0.84 $34.52 $71,790
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.71 $70,110
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 350 2.06 3.19 $31.78 $66,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 880 0.73 1.13 $31.49 $65,500
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $31.44 $65,400
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,330 1.40 2.16 $29.36 $61,070
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 550 2.17 3.35 $28.65 $59,590
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,210 1.41 2.17 $28.61 $59,510
Bellingham, WA 140 1.87 2.89 $28.01 $58,270
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.37 0.57 $27.85 $57,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.78 1.20 $13.27 $27,610
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 2.42 3.73 $16.17 $33,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 0.66 1.02 $16.55 $34,420
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 0.79 1.23 $18.48 $38,440
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 1.20 $27.24 $56,650

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 2.42 3.73 $16.17 $33,630
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 2.31 3.56 $20.47 $42,570
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 110 1.57 2.43 (8) (8)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.10 1.70 $13.89 $28,900
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 1.07 1.66 $19.03 $39,580

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 1.20 $27.24 $56,650
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.34 $52,710
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.57 $49,030
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 0.73 $23.56 $49,010
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 2.31 3.56 $20.47 $42,570


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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