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47-2082 Tapers



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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 26033$36.25/hr$24.63/hr$39.00/hr$39.36/hr$40.10/hr$40.10/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction330$39.13/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$30.82/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$18.61/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 260$39.36/hr-0.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 270$39.33/hrN/A
Minnesota 330$39.13/hr-0.2%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons N/A$21.07/hrN/A
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 830$24.07/hr3.9%
Glaziers 600$28.46/hr5.7%


  • Countersink nails or screws below surfaces of walls before applying sealing compounds, using hammers or screwdrivers.
  • Apply additional coats to fill in holes and make surfaces smooth.
  • Select the correct sealing compound or tape.
  • Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surfaces for painting or papering.
  • Spread sealing compound between boards or panels or over cracks, holes, nail heads, or screw heads, using trowels, broadknives, or spatulas.
  • Spread and smooth cementing material over tape, using trowels or floating machines to blend joints with wall surfaces.
  • Mix sealing compounds by hand or with portable electric mixers.
  • Use mechanical applicators that spread compounds and embed tape in one operation.
  • Install metal molding at wall corners to secure wallboard.
  • Sand rough spots of dried cement between applications of compounds.