Drywall and Ceiling Installer Job Profile and Description

Drywall And Ceiling Tile Installers are specialized workers in the construction industry who build, install, apply or attach interior wallboards or wall coverings and ceiling boards in residential and commercial buildings.   While most of the work are meant for functionality, such as fireproofing and acoustic damping, some are intended purely for decorative purposes.

Drywall and Ceiling Installer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Observe work shift schedules for optimum work productivity
  • Apply wall covering and ceiling tiles in accordance with interior building specifications and standards.
  • Ensure that drywall panels and ceiling tiles are adequate to cover the entire interior walls and ceiling area.
  • Measure and cut drywall panels to ensure they fit within the house interior frameworks.
  • Screw or nail wallboard panels to the wood or metal frames of the interiors.
  • Prepare these panels for paining by finishing joints and surface imperfections
  • Attend training courses for productivity and work quality enhancements.

Drywall and Ceiling Installer Skills and Specifications

  • Must have excellent medical and physical fitness to carry heavy drywall and insulation materials
  • Must have strong comprehension skills to follow instructions and read interior blueprints.
  • Must have good communication skills

Drywall and Ceiling Installer Education and Qualifications

  • A high school diploma is basic with informal training on the job.
  • 2-3 years of apprenticeship with interior construction work is an advantage.

Drywall and Ceiling Installer Salary

The median hourly wages for a salaried drywall and ceiling installer in 2008 was $18.12 with the middle 50% earning between $14.23 and $23.80. The bottom 10% earned about $11.64 while the highest 10% earned roughly $31.72. Salary varies depending on building contractor and state location.