• Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 38,350
    $29,150 range bar $52,990
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Drywall and ceiling tile installers attach wallboards to walls and ceilings and install ceiling tile inside buildings. Sometimes they also prepare the wallboards for painting, using tape and other materials.

What do they typically do

  • Hang drywall panels on metal frameworks of walls and ceilings using lifts or hoists to adjust panel heights when necessary
  • Measure and mark surfaces to lay out work according to blueprints or drawings, using measuring tools and marking devices
  • Wash concrete surfaces before mounting tile to increase adhesive qualities of surfaces, using washing soda and zinc sulfate solution
  • Fit and fasten wallboard or drywall into position on wood or metal frameworks, using glue, nails, or screws
  • Apply cement to backs of tiles and press tiles into place, aligning them with layout marks or joints of previously laid tile
  • Cut drywall to correct size, using utility knives, keyhole saws, power saws, and other cutting tools
  • Trim rough edges from wallboard to maintain even joints, using knives
  • Measure and cut openings in panels or tiles for electrical outlets, windows, vents, plumbing, or other fixtures

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.2%
Job Opening 251

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Ceiling Installer, Dry Wall Installer, Drywall Finisher, Drywall Installer, Drywall Mechanic, Drywaller, Exterior Interior Specialist, Metal Framer, Metal Stud Framer
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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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