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Earnings

The annual earnings of drywall workers vary widely. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median hourly wage of drywall installers was $18.85, or $39,220 annually, for full-time employment in May 2015. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $12.62 per hour ($26,250 annually for full-time work), and the highest 10 percent earned more than $37.51 an hour ($78,030 for full-time work). Those workers who have managerial duties or their own business may make even more. Apprentices generally receive about 40 to 50 percent of the rate earned by journeymen workers, with the rate gradually rising as they obtain experience.

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