Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers

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Total Workforce

127k

Average Age

38.4

Estimated Job Growth

0.838%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$32,949

Average Male Salary

$33,044

Average Female Salary

$28,805

About

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers was $32,949 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers by wage are Word processors & typists, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, and Roofers.

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

The top 3 locations that employ the most Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers are Vacaville & Dixon Cities PUMA, CA, South of I-30 & West of I-635 PUMA, TX, and Gwinnett County (Southwest)Lilburn City PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers are Vacaville & Dixon Cities PUMA, CA, South of I-30 & West of I-635 PUMA, TX, and Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804615).

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, by average wage, is Construction. Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers are paid most in New Bedford City & Fairhaven Town PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Vacaville & Dixon Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,949

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,712

In 2017, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers earned an average of $32,949, $19,116 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Roofers make somewhat more than Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers while Word processors & typists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.294

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.294, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, by number of employees, are Construction and Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, by average wage, are Construction and Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes.

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Industries by Share

127k

2017 Workforce

± 8,748

8.12%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.19%

The number of people employed as Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers has been growing at a rate of 8.12%, from 117,521 people in 2016 to 127,060 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers at  98.9%, followed by Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes with 0.548% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers in the US. The average age of male Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers in the workforce is 38.4 and of female Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers is 35.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers is White.

Gender Composition

124k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,648

2.87k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,316

97.7% of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

66.1% of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.1% of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers.

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Age by Gender

38.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.78

35.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.4

The median age of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers is 38.4, and Male employees are generally 2.86 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers is Business but a relatively high number of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers are expected to see a growth of 0.838% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

0.838%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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