Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
75,520 2.2 % $20.01 $41,620 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.87 $14.51 $17.78 $23.58 $33.18
Annual Wage (2) $24,690 $30,170 $36,970 $49,040 $69,020


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 60,870 9.65 $19.99 $41,580
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,680 1.03 $22.46 $46,720
Residential Building Construction 4,520 0.78 $18.45 $38,370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,430 0.21 $18.44 $38,350
Employment Services 920 0.03 $15.62 $32,490

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 60,870 9.65 $19.99 $41,580
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,680 1.03 $22.46 $46,720
Residential Building Construction 4,520 0.78 $18.45 $38,370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,430 0.21 $18.44 $38,350
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 190 0.10 $15.06 $31,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $25.39 $52,820
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,680 1.03 $22.46 $46,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $20.34 $42,300
Building Finishing Contractors 60,870 9.65 $19.99 $41,580
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 190 0.04 $19.74 $41,050


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 15,660 1.12 1.89 $24.70 $51,370
Texas 8,600 0.83 1.42 $15.19 $31,600
Florida 3,900 0.54 0.93 $16.10 $33,480
New York 3,540 0.42 0.71 $23.84 $49,580
Arizona 3,080 1.29 2.20 $17.00 $35,370




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)
Arizona 3,080 1.29 2.20 $17.00 $35,370
Wyoming 310 1.15 1.95 $17.65 $36,710
California 15,660 1.12 1.89 $24.70 $51,370
Utah 1,240 1.06 1.80 $17.81 $37,030
Idaho 610 1.03 1.76 $16.36 $34,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $36.59 $76,110
Hawaii 500 0.86 1.47 $31.84 $66,230
Missouri 1,230 0.48 0.81 $27.90 $58,020
Oregon 820 0.52 0.88 $25.02 $52,050
Washington 2,120 0.78 1.33 $24.78 $51,540





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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,880 2.08 3.52 $26.43 $54,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,800 1.10 1.86 $15.96 $33,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,650 0.69 1.18 $23.76 $49,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,270 1.34 2.27 $17.13 $35,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.88 1.50 $19.58 $40,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.97 1.65 $14.49 $30,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.50 0.86 $24.44 $50,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.34 0.58 $22.44 $46,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,640 1.43 2.43 $20.69 $43,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,570 1.27 2.16 $25.29 $52,610




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)
Victoria, TX 210 4.34 7.37 $17.65 $36,710
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 340 2.88 4.90 $23.27 $48,400
Logan, UT-ID 130 2.63 4.46 $16.82 $34,980
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,880 2.08 3.52 $26.43 $54,970
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 80 2.05 3.48 (8) (8)
St. George, UT 90 2.02 3.43 $17.47 $36,350
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 200 1.98 3.37 $18.45 $38,380
Provo-Orem, UT 320 1.85 3.14 $18.70 $38,890
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 350 1.82 3.09 $18.58 $38,640
Cheyenne, WY 80 1.81 3.08 $17.45 $36,290




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 390 0.91 1.55 $33.55 $69,780
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $31.94 $66,440
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 700 0.58 0.98 $31.07 $64,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.28 2.18 $29.96 $62,310
Kansas City, MO-KS 500 0.52 0.89 $28.92 $60,160
St. Louis, MO-IL 680 0.54 0.92 $28.67 $59,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 930 1.06 1.80 $28.46 $59,200
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.41 0.70 $28.43 $59,130
Bellingham, WA 80 1.08 1.84 $26.51 $55,130
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 60 0.77 1.31 $26.49 $55,090

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.75 1.27 $15.26 $31,750
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 140 1.95 3.30 $17.41 $36,200
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 1.23 $25.81 $53,690
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.54 2.62 $16.14 $33,570
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 1.17 $16.75 $34,840

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 140 1.95 3.30 $17.41 $36,200
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 1.79 3.04 $16.11 $33,510
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.54 2.62 $16.14 $33,570
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.51 2.56 $18.25 $37,960
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 1.10 1.86 $15.29 $31,790

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 0.95 $25.83 $53,730
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 1.23 $25.81 $53,690
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.20 $52,410
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 0.89 $25.17 $52,360
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.90 $51,780


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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