Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
79,950 2.4 % $20.75 $43,160 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.96 $14.69 $17.89 $24.85 $36.43
Annual Wage (2) $24,880 $30,560 $37,210 $51,690 $75,770


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 65,610 9.99 $20.79 $43,240
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,960 0.90 $22.78 $47,370
Residential Building Construction 4,980 0.83 $20.21 $42,040
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,210 0.17 $17.19 $35,750
Employment Services 1,180 0.04 $16.49 $34,300

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 65,610 9.99 $20.79 $43,240
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,960 0.90 $22.78 $47,370
Residential Building Construction 4,980 0.83 $20.21 $42,040
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,210 0.17 $17.19 $35,750
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.09 $14.79 $30,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,960 0.90 $22.78 $47,370
Building Finishing Contractors 65,610 9.99 $20.79 $43,240
Residential Building Construction 4,980 0.83 $20.21 $42,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $20.09 $41,790
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 60 0.01 $19.91 $41,400


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 18,070 1.23 2.04 $26.01 $54,100
Texas 8,330 0.76 1.27 $15.14 $31,480
Florida 4,490 0.60 1.00 $15.75 $32,770
New York 3,360 0.39 0.65 $26.61 $55,350
Arizona 3,260 1.32 2.18 $17.89 $37,210




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 1,830 1.47 2.44 $17.34 $36,080
Arizona 3,260 1.32 2.18 $17.89 $37,210
Hawaii 760 1.26 2.09 $28.23 $58,720
California 18,070 1.23 2.04 $26.01 $54,100
Colorado 2,560 1.11 1.85 $18.46 $38,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 2,060 0.36 0.60 $28.26 $58,770
Hawaii 760 1.26 2.09 $28.23 $58,720
New York 3,360 0.39 0.65 $26.61 $55,350
Minnesota 680 0.25 0.42 $26.57 $55,270
New Jersey 1,150 0.30 0.50 $26.50 $55,110





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 3,410 2.35 3.89 $28.49 $59,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,350 0.84 1.40 $24.84 $51,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,680 0.97 1.61 $15.39 $32,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,350 1.32 2.19 $17.62 $36,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,160 1.80 2.99 $23.37 $48,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.89 1.47 $19.31 $40,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.93 1.54 $14.65 $30,470
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,750 1.36 2.25 $24.78 $51,530
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,630 1.28 2.12 $18.78 $39,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.30 0.50 $26.62 $55,380




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 150 3.05 5.05 $18.94 $39,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,410 2.35 3.89 $28.49 $59,250
Coeur d'Alene, ID 120 2.25 3.73 $20.80 $43,260
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 370 2.09 3.47 $25.52 $53,080
Provo-Orem, UT 380 2.02 3.35 $18.11 $37,670
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 230 1.85 3.06 $27.96 $58,150
Tucson, AZ 650 1.85 3.07 $19.54 $40,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,160 1.80 2.99 $23.37 $48,610
Sioux Falls, SD 250 1.74 2.88 $14.79 $30,760
Prescott, AZ 90 1.70 2.82 (8) (8)




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)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $36.98 $76,920
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,410 1.41 2.33 $32.61 $67,830
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.25 0.42 $32.56 $67,730
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 860 0.70 1.16 $31.39 $65,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.40 0.66 $30.99 $64,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 960 1.03 1.71 $29.49 $61,330
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.90 1.50 $29.45 $61,260
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $28.96 $60,230
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 240 0.77 1.28 $28.82 $59,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,410 2.35 3.89 $28.49 $59,250

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 120 0.84 1.39 $14.95 $31,090
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.54 2.56 $17.39 $36,180
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 1.05 $30.26 $62,940
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 2.42 $15.64 $32,520
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.44 0.74 $15.73 $32,730

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.12 3.51 $26.70 $55,530
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.77 2.94 $20.22 $42,060
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.54 2.56 $17.39 $36,180
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 1.52 2.53 $21.45 $44,620
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 2.42 $15.64 $32,520

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 100 0.63 1.05 $30.26 $62,940
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 0.69 $29.61 $61,580
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.12 3.51 $26.70 $55,530
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.22 $50,380
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 1.09 $22.01 $45,790


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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