Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

in Massachusetts

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, fire-proofing, or acoustical material. Excludes "Carpet Installers" (47-2041), "Carpenters" (47-2031), and "Tile and Marble Setters" (47-2044).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
472081  Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,958 1,926 -32 -1.63 % 12 12 No formal educational credential 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Projected 2024 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    1,590  81 % 1,560  81 % -30  -2 % $49,350
Specialty Trade Contractors    1,530  78 % 1,500  78 % -30  -2 % $49,390
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