Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
57%
risk level
POLLING
46%
Based on 24 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$55,700
or $26.78 per hour
Volume
90,860
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.3/10

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Automation risk

57% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

User poll

46% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 57% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' job openings is expected to rise 3.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' was $55,700, or $26 per hour

'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' were paid 15.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 90,860 people employed as 'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% 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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Comments

Tyler Morrison (Low) 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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