Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
88,490 2.5 % $21.88 $45,510 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.62 $15.54 $18.85 $25.37 $37.51
Annual Wage (2) $26,250 $32,320 $39,220 $52,770 $78,030


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 74,480 10.24 $22.00 $45,750
Residential Building Construction 5,400 0.79 $21.27 $44,230
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,890 0.68 $22.13 $46,040
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,690 0.21 $20.24 $42,090
Employment Services 850 0.02 $18.34 $38,140

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 74,480 10.24 $22.00 $45,750
Residential Building Construction 5,400 0.79 $21.27 $44,230
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,890 0.68 $22.13 $46,040
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,690 0.21 $20.24 $42,090
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 80 0.07 $18.82 $39,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 280 0.01 $22.47 $46,730
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,890 0.68 $22.13 $46,040
Building Finishing Contractors 74,480 10.24 $22.00 $45,750
Residential Building Construction 5,400 0.79 $21.27 $44,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $20.72 $43,100


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 21,230 1.37 2.13 $27.73 $57,680
Texas 9,200 0.79 1.24 $16.13 $33,550
Florida 5,000 0.63 0.98 $14.68 $30,530
Arizona 3,590 1.39 2.16 $17.72 $36,850
Washington 3,160 1.06 1.65 $25.83 $53,740




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 1,990 1.50 2.34 $17.64 $36,690
Hawaii 860 1.39 2.17 $27.86 $57,940
Arizona 3,590 1.39 2.16 $17.72 $36,850
California 21,230 1.37 2.13 $27.73 $57,680
Delaware 500 1.16 1.81 $21.29 $44,290




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) $35.46 $73,770
New York 2,950 0.33 0.51 $32.11 $66,800
New Jersey 1,180 0.30 0.47 $29.73 $61,840
Hawaii 860 1.39 2.17 $27.86 $57,940
California 21,230 1.37 2.13 $27.73 $57,680





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 3,880 2.55 3.97 $25.09 $52,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,050 1.04 1.62 $16.00 $33,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,000 0.73 1.14 $27.20 $56,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,890 1.54 2.40 $17.74 $36,910
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,650 1.96 3.05 $25.11 $52,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,480 1.89 2.94 $26.54 $55,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,380 1.02 1.59 $16.37 $34,040
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,980 1.88 2.93 $38.47 $80,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.16 1.81 $26.66 $55,460
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.27 0.42 $36.72 $76,380




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 220 3.93 6.12 $16.85 $35,040
Fort Collins, CO 370 2.57 4.01 $20.52 $42,670
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,880 2.55 3.97 $25.09 $52,180
Abilene, TX 150 2.31 3.60 $15.59 $32,420
Prescott, AZ 130 2.19 3.42 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 440 2.15 3.35 $17.02 $35,390
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 230 2.01 3.13 $35.88 $74,630
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,650 1.96 3.05 $25.11 $52,240
Sioux Falls, SD 280 1.91 2.97 $17.07 $35,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,480 1.89 2.94 $26.54 $55,200