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, fireproofing, or acoustical material.

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

About this Career Path

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, fireproofing, or acoustical material.

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Environment

Drywall and ceiling tile installers, and tapers, work indoors. As in many other construction trades, the work is physically demanding. Workers spend most of the day standing, bending, or reaching, and they often must lift and maneuver heavy, oversized wallboard.

Salary Breakdown

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

$51,930

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$29,890

ENTRY LEVEL

$47,460

MID LEVEL

$85,070

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

264

Current Available Jobs

127,200

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

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KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

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Mathematics

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Mechanical

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Public Safety and Security

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Administration and Management

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Critical Thinking

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Coordination

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Judgment and Decision Making

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Monitoring

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Speaking

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Arm-Hand Steadiness

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Extent Flexibility

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Manual Dexterity

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Near Vision

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Trunk Strength