Drywall Installer

A Drywaller is trained to measure, cut, fit, install, and finish drywall. Drywall sheets are attached to walls and ceilings to help make the home structurally solid and assist with insulating and soundproofing. There are highly skilled areas of this trade, but entry level positions are available with most companies.

Average Salary

  • $46,958
  • $23.00
POTENTIAL Additional Compensation
$5,000/yr Overtime and Bonuses
  • Hanger/Installer
  • Finisher

What You’ll Need

You can find opportunities for education that emphasize classroom instruction or hands-on learning, depending on which suits your needs:

Technical/Trade/Vocational School: Prepares you for a specific career. Some place more emphasis on hands-on learning vs. classroom instruction.

Community College: Generally, offers a broader education, with the possibility of working toward earning a bachelor’s degree.

Registered Apprenticeship Program: Start earning a competitive wage right away as you gain knowledge from on-the-job experience and related training.


  • Collaborative

  • Active

  • Problem-Solver

  • Good With Numbers

  • Detail-Oriented

Potential Benefits

*Benefits depend on the specific job and may vary.
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Stock Options
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement

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