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Drywall Installer

Career Overview  

Applies plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Applies or mounts 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.

Skills and Abilities 

  • Following construction blueprints and plans
  • Following written construction work orders
  • Making large fixed structures and objects
  • Using construction hand and power tools
  • Working as a member of a construction team


  • $46,620 (annually)
  • $22.41  (hourly) 

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $35,129 - $61,810 (annually)
  • $16.89 - $29.71 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.


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