Drywall Finisher Salary

Men account for the majority of Drywall Finishers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.26 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Approximately one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-eighth collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,463 - $85,367
(Median)
$19K
$36K
$85K
MEDIAN: $35,842
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90%

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$12.76 - $30.16
(Median)
$13
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$19,463 - $85,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,056  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,267 - $69,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $30.16  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $43.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,056  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$26,267 - $69,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332
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Job Description for Drywall Finisher

  • Paint finished drywall.
  • Patch, tape, sand, mud, and plaster drywall to remove seams and fill gaps.
  • Hang drywall on walls and ceilings, cutting to fit.
  • Travel to sites and bring materials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Drywall Finisher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Drywall Finishers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. Drywall Finishers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Drywall Finisher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 79%
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