Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (47-2081)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 117122 4.31 11
United States 106,000111,500 5.2550 6501,200

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.8812.6215.54 18.8525.3737.51
Alaska 35.4625.8629.39 35.6242.4546.86

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
23158 25.123.3 14.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation59
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation62
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 145
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 14.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1959   (Anchorage)
Drywall Finisher

 Degree
Painters and Allied Trades, Alaska Local 1959   (Anchorage)
Drywall Finishers