Tapers (47-2082)

Occupation description:  Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3133 6.50 00
United States 21,00022,100 5.2110 130240

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.8614.0917.64 23.5633.0543.40
Alaska 29.6525.6726.87 28.8630.8636.18

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5927 45.842.5 35.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation26
UI claimants previously working in occupation21
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 32
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 32.0

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