Dryliners create the walls and rooms in a building. They also hide pipes and wires, create space for insulation and smooth out uneven surfaces during renovation work.
- Newly trained dryliners can earn in the region of £10,000 - £20,000
- Trained with experience dryliners can earn in the region of £20,000 - £30,000
- Senior or master dryliners can earn in the region of £30,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. Self-employed dryliners set their own pay rates.
Qualifications and Training
There are no set qualifications to become a dryliner but it helps to have Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s, GCSEs/Standard Grades A*- C in maths and English, or their equivalent such as the Welsh Baccalaureate. These can be useful in the job but aren’t essential.
Employers such as construction companies and construction agencies will be more interested in those who have on-site experience. If you don’t have any, you can start out as a labourer before an employer trains you as a dryliner.
Otherwise, you can think about taking a college course to learn drylining, such as the Level 1, 2 & 3 Diplomas in Dry Lining.