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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
30,360 3.9 % $ 21.54 $ 44,810 1.5 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.00 $ 16.44 $ 19.17 $ 23.49 $ 31.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,120 $ 34,200 $ 39,880 $ 48,850 $ 66,210


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 21,590 2.67 $ 20.84 $ 43,340
Building Equipment Contractors 4,250 0.19 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Residential Building Construction 1,230 0.15 $ 21.64 $ 45,000
Nonresidential Building Construction 580 0.07 $ 28.31 $ 58,890
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 450 0.06 $ 20.95 $ 43,580

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 21,590 2.67 $ 20.84 $ 43,340
Building Equipment Contractors 4,250 0.19 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Residential Building Construction 1,230 0.15 $ 21.64 $ 45,000
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 160 0.10 $ 31.00 $ 64,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 580 0.07 $ 28.31 $ 58,890

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 40 (7) $ 43.21 $ 89,870
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $ 31.79 $ 66,120
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 160 0.10 $ 31.00 $ 64,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 580 0.07 $ 28.31 $ 58,890
Building Equipment Contractors 4,250 0.19 $ 24.44 $ 50,840


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.



Map of employment of insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall by state, May 2021


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 2,950 0.24 1.12 $ 20.06 $ 41,720
Florida 2,260 0.26 1.22 $ 18.47 $ 38,430
California 2,060 0.12 0.58 $ 25.63 $ 53,300
Ohio 1,390 0.27 1.24 $ 23.34 $ 48,550
Louisiana 1,330 0.74 3.45 $ 18.39 $ 38,250


Map of location quotient of insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall by state, May 2021


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)
Montana 360 0.76 3.52 $ 16.77 $ 34,890
Louisiana 1,330 0.74 3.45 $ 18.39 $ 38,250
Vermont 210 0.73 3.40 $ 19.53 $ 40,610
Wyoming 170 0.65 3.02 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Maine 370 0.63 2.90 $ 17.44 $ 36,270


Map of annual mean wages of insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall by state, May 2021


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)
Washington 1,230 0.38 1.78 $ 29.23 $ 60,800
Illinois 1,140 0.20 0.94 $ 28.40 $ 59,080
Alaska 110 0.37 1.70 $ 27.71 $ 57,630
Nevada 440 0.34 1.58 $ 26.46 $ 55,030
Wisconsin 680 0.25 1.15 $ 26.07 $ 54,230



Map of employment of insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall by area, May 2021


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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,010 0.35 1.62 $ 20.39 $ 42,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 920 0.22 1.01 $ 29.40 $ 61,160
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 840 0.33 1.51 $ 22.63 $ 47,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 740 0.21 0.96 $ 20.38 $ 42,390
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 700 0.37 1.70 $ 32.45 $ 67,500
Baton Rouge, LA 620 1.68 7.78 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 600 0.28 1.31 $ 18.82 $ 39,140
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 590 0.07 0.32 $ 25.67 $ 53,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 550 0.19 0.87 $ 23.68 $ 49,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 530 0.29 1.35 $ 25.52 $ 53,070


Map of location quotient of insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall by area, May 2021


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 620 1.68 7.78 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
Cheyenne, WY 60 1.28 5.92 $ 16.89 $ 35,140
Kennewick-Richland, WA 130 1.11 5.16 $ 28.04 $ 58,310
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.08 5.00 $ 25.50 $ 53,050
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 170 0.99 4.60 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
Midland, MI 30 0.94 4.34 $ 22.08 $ 45,920
Tuscaloosa, AL 90 0.91 4.22 $ 19.10 $ 39,730
Mansfield, OH 40 0.90 4.18 $ 19.40 $ 40,350
Clarksville, TN-KY 80 0.87 4.06 $ 14.78 $ 30,750
Wichita, KS 210 0.74 3.44 $ 19.08 $ 39,690


Map of annual mean wages of insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall by area, May 2021


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)
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.66 3.05 $ 33.74 $ 70,180
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 700 0.37 1.70 $ 32.45 $ 67,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 920 0.22 1.01 $ 29.40 $ 61,160
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 220 0.27 1.27 $ 28.73 $ 59,750
Kennewick-Richland, WA 130 1.11 5.16 $ 28.04 $ 58,310
Madison, WI 110 0.29 1.35 $ 27.46 $ 57,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.09 0.42 $ 26.98 $ 56,110
Appleton, WI 40 0.35 1.61 $ 26.80 $ 55,750
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.19 0.88 $ 26.71 $ 55,550
Anchorage, AK 70 0.40 1.87 $ 26.65 $ 55,430

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 140 0.99 4.58 $ 17.00 $ 35,370
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.68 3.17 $ 16.92 $ 35,190
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.30 6.02 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 3.24 $ 20.06 $ 41,730
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.64 $ 20.77 $ 43,200

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)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.30 6.02 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 4.58 $ 17.00 $ 35,370
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 3.77 $ 18.67 $ 38,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 3.24 $ 20.06 $ 41,730
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.68 3.17 $ 16.92 $ 35,190

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.72 $ 24.07 $ 50,070
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.86 $ 21.51 $ 44,740
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 2.14 $ 21.18 $ 44,040
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.64 $ 20.77 $ 43,200
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.22 $ 42,050


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022