Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
75,810 2.3 % $20.38 $42,380 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.89 $14.60 $17.89 $24.22 $34.86
Annual Wage (2) $24,720 $30,370 $37,210 $50,380 $72,500


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 60,660 9.67 $20.51 $42,660
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,880 1.05 $22.14 $46,060
Residential Building Construction 4,740 0.83 $18.40 $38,270
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,360 0.20 $17.75 $36,920
Employment Services 1,090 0.03 $16.03 $33,350

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 60,660 9.67 $20.51 $42,660
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,880 1.05 $22.14 $46,060
Residential Building Construction 4,740 0.83 $18.40 $38,270
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,360 0.20 $17.75 $36,920
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.08 $14.56 $30,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 150 0.03 $22.46 $46,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,880 1.05 $22.14 $46,060
Building Finishing Contractors 60,660 9.67 $20.51 $42,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $20.06 $41,730
Residential Building Construction 4,740 0.83 $18.40 $38,270


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 16,220 1.13 1.95 $25.44 $52,920
Texas 7,680 0.73 1.25 $15.04 $31,290
Florida 4,590 0.63 1.08 $16.28 $33,870
New York 3,220 0.38 0.65 $24.11 $50,160
Virginia 3,030 0.84 1.45 $18.26 $37,990




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 2,850 1.18 2.03 $16.70 $34,750
Idaho 690 1.15 1.98 $16.30 $33,900
California 16,220 1.13 1.95 $25.44 $52,920
Utah 1,320 1.10 1.90 $17.12 $35,610
Hawaii 640 1.09 1.87 $31.91 $66,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 640 1.09 1.87 $31.91 $66,370
Missouri 1,280 0.49 0.84 $27.26 $56,700
New Jersey 860 0.23 0.39 $27.11 $56,390
Massachusetts 1,100 0.34 0.59 $25.65 $53,350
California 16,220 1.13 1.95 $25.44 $52,920





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 3,110 2.21 3.79 $26.58 $55,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,640 0.68 1.17 $25.27 $52,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,380 0.90 1.55 $15.47 $32,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.89 1.53 $20.19 $41,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,060 1.19 2.05 $17.14 $35,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,740 1.50 2.58 $21.27 $44,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,700 0.81 1.40 $14.36 $29,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,660 1.32 2.27 $25.95 $53,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.45 0.77 $24.71 $51,400
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,570 1.27 2.19 $18.95 $39,420




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 110 2.40 4.13 $17.73 $36,890
Modesto, CA 350 2.30 3.95 $27.54 $57,270
Coeur d'Alene, ID 110 2.22 3.82 $21.68 $45,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,110 2.21 3.79 $26.58 $55,290
Logan, UT-ID 100 2.13 3.65 $16.31 $33,930
Cheyenne, WY 80 1.96 3.36 $17.63 $36,670
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 330 1.91 3.29 $30.34 $63,100
Provo-Orem, UT 310 1.74 2.99 $18.48 $38,450
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 170 1.72 2.95 $21.03 $43,740
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 330 1.67 2.87 $17.72 $36,850




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 510 1.17 2.01 $32.69 $67,990
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 790 0.65 1.11 $31.23 $64,960
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 1.24 2.14 $31.18 $64,850
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.15 $64,800
Madison, WI 140 0.41 0.70 $30.82 $64,100
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 330 1.91 3.29 $30.34 $63,100
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.58 1.00 $30.33 $63,090
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 250 0.82 1.41 $29.71 $61,800
Kansas City, MO-KS 440 0.46 0.78 $29.25 $60,840
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 50 0.62 1.06 $29.11 $60,550

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 140 0.94 1.61 $15.36 $31,950
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 0.86 1.47 $28.92 $60,160
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.38 0.66 $16.09 $33,460
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.47 2.52 $19.09 $39,700
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 1.22 $19.05 $39,630

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)
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 1.70 2.92 $13.70 $28,490
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.47 2.52 $19.09 $39,700
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 2.26 $19.32 $40,180
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 1.88 $21.39 $44,500
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 1.01 1.73 $17.14 $35,650

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 0.81 $29.21 $60,760
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 0.86 1.47 $28.92 $60,160
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 1.13 $25.12 $52,250
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.05 $52,100
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 0.84 $24.83 $51,640


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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