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2020 Tapers Salary Guide

Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

Tapers Salary

Salary

$59.1K

Growth

2%

Bright Outlook

Below Average

Green

No

What Do Tapers Do?

Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

Also known as:

Drywall Finisher, Drywall Finisher Foreman, Drywall Taper, Taping Foreman, Drywall Finishing Foreman, Finisher, Drywall Mechanic, Taper/Finisher, Drywall Foreman, Taper

How Much Do Tapers Make ? 2020

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $34,190 $45,260 $59,070 $77,250 $95,950
Hourly Wage $16.44 $21.76 $28.40 $37.14 $46.13

How Much Do Tapers Make ? 2020

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$34,190
$45,260
$59,070
$77,250
$95,950
Hourly Wage
$16.44
$21.76
$28.40
$37.14
$46.13

What Tasks Do Tapers Perform? 2020

  • Spread sealing compound between boards or panels or over cracks, holes, nail heads, or screw heads, using trowels, broadknives, or spatulas.
  • Press paper tape over joints to embed tape into sealing compound and to seal joints.
  • Apply additional coats to fill in holes and make surfaces smooth.
  • Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surfaces for painting or papering.
  • Spread and smooth cementing material over tape, using trowels or floating machines to blend joints with wall surfaces.
  • Sand or patch nicks or cracks in plasterboard or wallboard.
  • Mix sealing compounds by hand or with portable electric mixers.
  • Work on high ceilings using scaffolding or other tools, such as stilts.
  • Select the correct sealing compound or tape.
  • Countersink nails or screws below surfaces of walls before applying sealing compounds, using hammers or screwdrivers.
  • Remove extra compound after surfaces have been covered sufficiently.
  • Install metal molding at wall corners to secure wallboard.
  • Apply texturizing compounds or primers to walls or ceilings before final finishing, using trowels, brushes, rollers, or spray guns.
  • Sand rough spots of dried cement between applications of compounds.
  • Use mechanical applicators that spread compounds and embed tape in one operation.

What Activities Do Tapers Do? 2020

  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Apply adhesives to construction materials.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
  • Select construction materials.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.
  • Remove excess materials from finished construction projects.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Apply adhesives to construction materials.

Typical Tapers Knowledge? 2020

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

What Are Typical Tapers Abilities? 2020

  • Near Vision - Seeing details up close.

What Are Typical Tapers Skills? 2020

What Are Typical Tapers Interests? 2020

  • Realistic - Occupations with Realistic interests frequently involve practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

What Is The Projected Employment For Tapers ? 2020

Location 2018 Employment 2028 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 22,000 22,300 2% 2,200

What Is The Projected Employment For Tapers ? 2020

Location
2018 Employment
2028 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
22,000
22,300
2%
2,200

What Is The Required Tapers Education & Experience? 2020

  • No formal educational credential
  • No work experience
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

Tapers Job Openings. 2020

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Tapers Job Openings. 2020

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