Drywall Installers


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Drywall Installers

Drywall Installers - Wages & Trends

Some drywall installers are paid by the number of panels they install each day. Other installers are paid by the hour. A 40-hour week is standard, but sometimes the work week may be longer. Those who are paid hourly rates receive premium pay for overtime. Because drywall installers can lose time due to downturns in construction activity, their overall earnings may be lower than these wages suggest.

Many drywall installers are self-employed. These workers must provide their own health insurance and retirement plan. Those who work for small companies may also need to provide their own insurance.

Drywall and ceiling tile installers (SOC 47-2081)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $17.49 $20.90 $29.13
Yearly $36,388 $43,481 $60,589
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $13.40 $14.61 $18.86
Yearly $27,874 $30,392 $39,239
    Cook County Hourly $17.84 $19.79 $26.70
Yearly $37,106 $41,160 $55,544
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $22.18 $25.45 $29.73
Yearly $46,139 $52,934 $61,834
    Du Page County Hourly $43.61 $51.08 $57.14
Yearly $90,709 $106,237 $118,858
    Lake County Hourly $14.03 $15.47 $43.84
Yearly $29,182 $32,172 $91,180
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $18.09 $22.46 $29.61
Yearly $37,629 $46,726 $61,594
    Rockford Area Hourly $20.83 $30.84 $40.44
Yearly $43,320 $64,144 $84,111
    Springfield Area Hourly $11.16 $16.02 $23.22
Yearly $23,208 $33,320 $48,295
United States Hourly $17.12 $21.97 $28.94
Yearly $35,600 $45,700 $60,190

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.