Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

4.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.09 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 57% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' job openings is expected to rise 3.7% by 2031
'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' was $48,040, or $23.09 hourly
'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' are paid 5.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as drywall and ceiling tile installers?

As of 2021 there were 97,070 people employed as Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers within the United States.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers.

Job 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, fireproofing, or acoustical material.

SOC Code: 47-2081.00


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Tyler Morrison (Small chance) says
If all buildings were square rooms, built with evenly spaced dimensions and zero penetrations I could see robots taking these jobs.
Most spaces aren't like that though. There is more thought involved than just standing up whole boards repeatedly.
May 25, 2019 at 05:10 PM

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