SOC Code 47-2081 - Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

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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 - Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 102,850 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $24.31 and average Annual Wage of $50,560.

Occupation Examples

  • Acoustical Ceiling Installer
  • Drywall Applicator
  • Drywall Finisher
  • Drywall Hanger
  • Drywall Installer
  • Drywall Sander
  • Drywall Stripper
  • Drywall Worker
  • Sheet Rock Applier
  • Sheet Rock Hanger
  • Sheet Rock Installer
  • Sheet Rock Worker

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