Panel Installer

Install prefabricated wooden or plastic board panels.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Panel Installers do?

Installs prefabricated wooden or plastic board panels to form closets, walls, and ceilings in mobile or modular homes, using handtools and power tools: Conveys or assists other workers to convey panels to floor of home. Positions panels in sequence specified by blueprints and verifies alignment, using measuring tape and template. Fastens panels to specified sidewall and floor areas and to adjacent panels to form closets and dividing walls, using power screwdriver and staple gun. Lifts and positions ceiling panels in place, using hoist and nails or screws panels to roof truss, using hammer, staple gun or power screwdriver. Punches holes in ceiling and wall panels to facilitate installation of heating, plumbing and appliance vents, using hammer. May cut panel sections to required dimensions, using table saw.

Should I be a Panel Installer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

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    How to become a Panel Installer

    Panel Installers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Panel Installer-related education!
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