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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.


National estimates for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
Industry profile for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
Geographic profile for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

National estimates for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
32,780 4.3 % $ 22.53 $ 46,860 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.85 $ 16.01 $ 20.04 $ 26.20 $ 35.84
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,720 $ 33,300 $ 41,690 $ 54,500 $ 74,540


Industry profile for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 22,610 2.81 $ 22.27 $ 46,310
Building Equipment Contractors 4,230 0.19 $ 25.14 $ 52,290
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,770 0.25 $ 20.99 $ 43,660
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 830 0.07 $ 17.05 $ 35,460
Nonresidential Building Construction 750 0.09 $ 25.09 $ 52,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 22,610 2.81 $ 22.27 $ 46,310
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,770 0.25 $ 20.99 $ 43,660
Building Equipment Contractors 4,230 0.19 $ 25.14 $ 52,290
Nonresidential Building Construction 750 0.09 $ 25.09 $ 52,200
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 120 0.08 $ 25.00 $ 52,000

Top paying industries for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $ 30.46 $ 63,350
Utility System Construction 160 0.03 $ 29.03 $ 60,380
Building Equipment Contractors 4,230 0.19 $ 25.14 $ 52,290
Nonresidential Building Construction 750 0.09 $ 25.09 $ 52,200
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 120 0.08 $ 25.00 $ 52,000


Geographic profile for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,350 0.36 1.53 $ 21.66 $ 45,060
Florida 2,190 0.26 1.10 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
California 1,960 0.12 0.51 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
Louisiana 1,630 0.91 3.85 $ 20.68 $ 43,010
Massachusetts 1,570 0.47 1.99 $ 22.19 $ 46,160




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,630 0.91 3.85 $ 20.68 $ 43,010
Montana 400 0.88 3.73 $ 21.61 $ 44,950
Wyoming 180 0.70 2.97 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Oregon 890 0.49 2.09 $ 22.07 $ 45,910
Massachusetts 1,570 0.47 1.99 $ 22.19 $ 46,160




Top paying states for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,350 0.24 1.02 $ 36.40 $ 75,710
Washington 1,070 0.34 1.42 $ 36.19 $ 75,270
District of Columbia 70 0.11 0.45 $ 28.66 $ 59,600
New Jersey 420 0.11 0.47 $ 27.27 $ 56,720
California 1,960 0.12 0.51 $ 27.20 $ 56,570





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,190 0.27 1.16 $ 38.30 $ 79,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,180 0.39 1.66 $ 23.09 $ 48,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,120 0.43 1.83 $ 21.85 $ 45,450
Baton Rouge, LA 1,090 2.93 12.45 $ 22.75 $ 47,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,060 0.30 1.26 $ 21.32 $ 44,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 810 0.44 1.86 $ 24.48 $ 50,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 770 0.31 1.30 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 730 0.25 1.05 $ 18.94 $ 39,400
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 710 0.55 2.35 $ 21.36 $ 44,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 700 0.12 0.51 $ 26.71 $ 55,560




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baton Rouge, LA 1,090 2.93 12.45 $ 22.75 $ 47,310
Odessa, TX 170 2.30 9.78 $ 20.93 $ 43,530
Cheyenne, WY 70 1.62 6.87 $ 16.64 $ 34,600
Decatur, AL 80 1.55 6.57 $ 17.04 $ 35,440
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 210 1.35 5.73 $ 26.14 $ 54,380
Kennewick-Richland, WA 120 1.08 4.58 $ 31.74 $ 66,020
Barnstable Town, MA 90 0.97 4.14 $ 20.56 $ 42,760
Wichita, KS 270 0.94 4.00 $ 21.02 $ 43,720
Missoula, MT 50 0.82 3.47 $ 18.91 $ 39,340
Fort Wayne, IN 160 0.80 3.39 $ 18.40 $ 38,280




Top paying metropolitan areas for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 560 0.29 1.22 $ 42.88 $ 89,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,190 0.27 1.16 $ 38.30 $ 79,670
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 150 0.07 0.28 $ 34.20 $ 71,130
Kennewick-Richland, WA 120 1.08 4.58 $ 31.74 $ 66,020
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 140 0.29 1.24 $ 29.36 $ 61,080
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $ 28.84 $ 59,980
Boise City, ID (8) (8) (8) $ 27.86 $ 57,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $ 27.10 $ 56,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 700 0.12 0.51 $ 26.71 $ 55,560
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 210 1.35 5.73 $ 26.14 $ 54,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 7.01 $ 21.64 $ 45,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.63 2.67 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.95 $ 21.61 $ 44,950
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 1.73 $ 17.52 $ 36,450
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 3.02 $ 19.79 $ 41,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 7.01 $ 21.64 $ 45,020
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 3.02 $ 19.79 $ 41,160
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.63 2.67 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.95 $ 21.61 $ 44,950
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.92 $ 17.10 $ 35,570

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 7.01 $ 21.64 $ 45,020
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.95 $ 21.61 $ 44,950
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 3.02 $ 19.79 $ 41,160
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.34 $ 18.49 $ 38,450
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.82 $ 17.81 $ 37,040


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021