Nationwide

DRYWALL INSTALLER

Description:

If you’ve ever been able to hang a picture or poster on your wall, thank a drywall professional! They are responsible for the installation of drywall, sheathing, plywood and other materials that cover the walls, ceilings and floors of buildings. They also find and fix imperfections in drywall panels by filling joints, corners and window openings. This sets the stage for others to complete the structure with wall coverings like paint that make it pleasing to look at.

High School:​

No programs locally, contact us to talk about creating an opportunity for you!

More about a career as a drywall installer:

Post-Secondary:​

No formal programs for Drywall Installers, experience is the best teacher!

Career Development:

​Information on how to qualify for and receive a license as a Residential Builder in the State of Michigan: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Michigan 60-Hour Pre-License Training

One-on-One Contractor Exam Training

Additional Training Courses:

These courses are offered by Online CTI, headquartered in Traverse City with online courses available across the country.

Day In The Life of a Drywall Installer:
  • Read blueprints or other specifications to determine methods of installation, work procedures, or material or tool requirements.

  • Fit and fasten wallboard or drywall into position on wood or metal frameworks, using glue, nails, or screws.

  • Measure and cut openings in panels or tiles for electrical outlets, windows, vents, plumbing, or other fixtures, using keyhole saws or other cutting tools.

  • Cut metal or wood framing and trim to size, using cutting tools.

  • Hang drywall panels on metal frameworks of walls and ceilings in offices, schools, or other large buildings, using lifts or hoists to adjust panel heights, when necessary.

  • Mount tile, using adhesives, or by nailing, screwing, stapling, or wire-tying lath directly to structural frameworks.

Employment & Wage Statistics

Job growth (2019-2026)
12.4%
0%
2%
Nationwide
Statewide
Regional
Job openings (2019-2016)
165
160
12,600
Regional
Hourly wage range
-
-
-

Median

Annual wage range
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-
-
Statewide
Hourly wage range
$14.12
$20.63
$29.92
Annual wage range
$29,380
$42,900
$62,230
Nationwide
Hourly wage range
$13.70
$21.97
$40.91
Annual wage range
$28,490
$45,700
$85,090
For more information on careers as a dywall installer:
ONET Summary Report - Drywall Installer

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