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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.

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, fire-proofing, 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

$39,150

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$32,810

ENTRY LEVEL

$39,150

MID LEVEL

$44,620

EXPERT LEVEL

$18.82

AVERAGE HOURLY

$15.77

ENTRY LEVEL

$18.82

MID LEVEL

$21.45

EXPERT LEVEL

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Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

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Current Available Jobs

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Projected job openings through 2028

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