Drywall Installer

What Does A Drywall Installer Do?

Drywall and ceiling tile installers hang wallboard and install ceiling tile inside buildings. Tapers prepare the wallboard for painting, using tape and other materials. Many workers both install and tape wallboard.

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How Do I Become A Drywall Installer?

Generally, people learn to do this work on the job. There are no specific educational requirements, although having a high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

What is the Average Salary For A Drywall Installer?

High – 83,000
Median – 43,000
Low – 27,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Drywall Installer?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Art
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For A Drywall Installer?

Drywall installers are typically employed within the construction industry. This can be a very physically demanding job that requires a lot of heavy lifting, bending, and kneeling. Be ready to get dirty!

What Is The Future Outlook For A Drywall Installer?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada