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).

Occupation Projection for Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
472081  Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,406 1,410 0.28 % 43 78 121 No formal educational credential 

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Projected 2026 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    1,090  78 % 1,070  76 % -20  -1 % $45,080
Specialty Trade Contractors    1,030  73 % 1,010  71 % -20  -2 % $44,980
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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