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Drywall Finisher Salary

Men make up the majority of Drywall Finishers in the United States, bringing in about $18.32 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one in eight collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Drywall Finishers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,672 - $85,671
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$86K
MEDIAN: $37,500
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50%
90%

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$12.81 - $29.89
(Median)
$13
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,672 - $85,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
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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$26,549 - $68,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $29.89  
   
Overtime
$16.71 - $42.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
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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$26,549 - $68,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 295

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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.


For Drywall Finishers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $36K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Drywall Finishers make a median salary of $40K. Drywall Finishers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $43K.

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Experience Affects Drywall Finisher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 79%
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