Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

3.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $22.82 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 84% (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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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' job openings is expected to rise 4.9% by 2030
'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' was $47,460, or $22.82 hourly
'Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers' are paid 13.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 99,700 people employed as Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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