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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical

Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.


National estimates for Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Industry profile for Insulation Workers, Mechanical
Geographic profile for Insulation Workers, Mechanical

National estimates for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,700 5.4 % $ 26.67 $ 55,470 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.78 $ 19.06 $ 24.05 $ 31.06 $ 43.81
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,830 $ 39,640 $ 50,030 $ 64,600 $ 91,120


Industry profile for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 17,010 0.78 $ 26.24 $ 54,580
Building Finishing Contractors 6,110 0.76 $ 26.87 $ 55,880
Nonresidential Building Construction 760 0.09 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 720 0.10 $ 33.96 $ 70,630
Ship and Boat Building 560 0.41 $ 26.38 $ 54,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 17,010 0.78 $ 26.24 $ 54,580
Building Finishing Contractors 6,110 0.76 $ 26.87 $ 55,880
Ship and Boat Building 560 0.41 $ 26.38 $ 54,870
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 280 0.18 $ 42.06 $ 87,490
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 720 0.10 $ 33.96 $ 70,630

Top paying industries for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $ 43.17 $ 89,800
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 280 0.18 $ 42.06 $ 87,490
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 720 0.10 $ 33.96 $ 70,630
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 510 0.02 $ 27.73 $ 57,680
Building Finishing Contractors 6,110 0.76 $ 26.87 $ 55,880


Geographic profile for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

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





States with the highest employment level in Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,200 0.43 2.16 $ 25.32 $ 52,680
Virginia 2,170 0.59 2.94 $ 23.38 $ 48,620
Florida 1,310 0.15 0.78 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Washington 1,170 0.37 1.84 $ 36.14 $ 75,180
Louisiana 1,060 0.59 2.96 $ 25.32 $ 52,660




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 270 1.04 5.21 $ 22.80 $ 47,430
Maine 420 0.73 3.65 $ 24.45 $ 50,850
North Dakota 280 0.71 3.56 $ 22.51 $ 46,820
Louisiana 1,060 0.59 2.96 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
Virginia 2,170 0.59 2.94 $ 23.38 $ 48,620




Top paying states for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $ 43.32 $ 90,100
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.17 $ 40.55 $ 84,350
New York 540 0.06 0.31 $ 39.71 $ 82,600
Alaska 50 0.18 0.88 $ 38.91 $ 80,940
Massachusetts 990 0.30 1.48 $ 38.26 $ 79,570





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,940 0.99 4.97 $ 28.12 $ 58,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,060 0.35 1.77 $ 24.48 $ 50,910
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,020 0.28 1.42 $ 22.25 $ 46,290
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 900 0.35 1.75 $ 39.41 $ 81,980
Baton Rouge, LA 850 2.29 11.48 $ 26.03 $ 54,140
Richmond, VA 820 1.31 6.60 $ 21.99 $ 45,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 750 0.17 0.86 (8) (8)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 670 0.94 4.70 $ 24.98 $ 51,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 520 0.40 2.02 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 520 0.27 1.34 $ 33.65 $ 70,000




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waco, TX 270 2.36 11.84 $ 21.22 $ 44,130
Baton Rouge, LA 850 2.29 11.48 $ 26.03 $ 54,140
Evansville, IN-KY 280 1.88 9.47 $ 27.77 $ 57,760
Ames, IA 70 1.49 7.51 $ 22.68 $ 47,180
Richmond, VA 820 1.31 6.60 $ 21.99 $ 45,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,940 0.99 4.97 $ 28.12 $ 58,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 670 0.94 4.70 $ 24.98 $ 51,950
Casper, WY 30 0.85 4.28 $ 23.13 $ 48,120
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 0.63 3.16 $ 38.73 $ 80,560
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 360 0.58 2.91 $ 22.57 $ 46,940




Top paying metropolitan areas for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 250 0.03 0.14 $ 51.29 $ 106,690
Syracuse, NY 100 0.34 1.73 $ 43.29 $ 90,050
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 900 0.35 1.75 $ 39.41 $ 81,980
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 0.63 3.16 $ 38.73 $ 80,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.18 0.91 $ 36.92 $ 76,790
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.30 1.53 $ 33.97 $ 70,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 220 0.08 0.42 $ 33.81 $ 70,320
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 520 0.27 1.34 $ 33.65 $ 70,000
Columbia, SC 50 0.14 0.72 $ 33.34 $ 69,360
Rochester, NY 110 0.23 1.16 $ 32.67 $ 67,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 3.72 $ 31.82 $ 66,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.53 2.68 $ 28.49 $ 59,260
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.36 $ 24.47 $ 50,910
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.13 $ 21.99 $ 45,730
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.48 $ 22.58 $ 46,970

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 3.72 $ 31.82 $ 66,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.53 2.68 $ 28.49 $ 59,260
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.48 $ 22.58 $ 46,970
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.36 $ 24.47 $ 50,910
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.13 $ 21.99 $ 45,730

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 3.72 $ 31.82 $ 66,180
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 30.11 $ 62,640
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.53 2.68 $ 28.49 $ 59,260
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.36 $ 24.47 $ 50,910
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.69 $ 49,270


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.

(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