Drywall and ceiling tile installers are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, drywall and ceiling tile installers rate their career happiness 2.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 7% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy drywall and ceiling tile installers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Pipelayer
2.8
$39k
Tile and marble setter
2.8
$43k
Construction painter
2.7
$35k
Brickmason
2.7
$48k
Construction worker
2.7
$32k
Drywall and ceiling tile installer
2.6
$41k
Roofer
2.6
$37k
Fork lift operator
2.5
$35k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are drywall and ceiling tile installers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do drywall and ceiling tile installers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as drywall and ceiling tile installers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are drywall and ceiling tile installer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are drywall and ceiling tile installers making the best use of their abilities?

Are drywall and ceiling tile installers happy with their salary?