Highest-Paying States for Drywall Contractors

Should drywall contractors looking for a pay raise consider moving? According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the answer might be yes.


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The average salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in the United States is $49,170. While it's true that the cost of living varies across the U.S., it pays more to be a drywall contractor in some states than others. Take a look at the states that boast the highest average salaries for drywall installers in the country, according to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 1 percent employment growth for drywall installers between 2016 and 2026, but all skilled labor is in high demand. Home Depot even stopped writing contracts for installation jobs this spring because skilled tradespeople are so hard to find. In California, the demand is especially high in areas recently destroyed by wildfires.