Drywall Finisher Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Drywall Finishers earn an average of $18.17 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. One in five enjoy medical while roughly one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,600 - $84,497

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$12.73 - $30.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$21,600 - $84,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$26,224 - $69,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $30.28  
   
Overtime
$15.89 - $42.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
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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$26,224 - $69,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $43K.

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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 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 79%
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