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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.7014.0718.06 24.8234.1244.29
Alaska 29.6626.1527.41 29.5131.6435.72
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.8626.0527.17 29.0330.8932.01

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
386 15.845.7 31.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation21
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation17
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 37
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 12.3

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