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

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)
28,010 5.0 % $ 27.05 $ 56,260 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.29 $ 18.53 $ 23.20 $ 29.81 $ 44.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,970 $ 38,540 $ 48,260 $ 62,010 $ 92,010


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 18,700 0.83 $ 27.38 $ 56,940
Building Finishing Contractors 5,680 0.70 $ 25.43 $ 52,890
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 850 0.53 $ 31.90 $ 66,350
Nonresidential Building Construction 650 0.08 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 520 0.02 $ 28.47 $ 59,210

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 18,700 0.83 $ 27.38 $ 56,940
Building Finishing Contractors 5,680 0.70 $ 25.43 $ 52,890
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 850 0.53 $ 31.90 $ 66,350
Nonresidential Building Construction 650 0.08 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Utility System Construction 260 0.05 $ 28.21 $ 58,680

Top paying industries for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 850 0.53 $ 31.90 $ 66,350
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 520 0.02 $ 28.47 $ 59,210
Nonresidential Building Construction 650 0.08 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Utility System Construction 260 0.05 $ 28.21 $ 58,680
Building Equipment Contractors 18,700 0.83 $ 27.38 $ 56,940


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.



Map of employment of insulation workers, mechanical by state, May 2021


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 5,210 0.43 2.14 $ 23.25 $ 48,360
Virginia 1,770 0.47 2.38 $ 22.57 $ 46,950
North Carolina 1,570 0.35 1.78 $ 20.71 $ 43,080
Florida 1,090 0.13 0.64 $ 20.46 $ 42,550
New York 960 0.11 0.56 $ 46.10 $ 95,880


Map of location quotient of insulation workers, mechanical by state, May 2021


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)
Maine 630 1.06 5.35 $ 23.60 $ 49,090
Wyoming 200 0.78 3.95 $ 23.67 $ 49,230
Delaware 230 0.54 2.71 $ 21.12 $ 43,930
Virginia 1,770 0.47 2.38 $ 22.57 $ 46,950
North Dakota 180 0.47 2.34 $ 19.99 $ 41,590


Map of annual mean wages of insulation workers, mechanical by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Insulation Workers, Mechanical:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 470 0.12 0.62 $ 49.96 $ 103,930
New York 960 0.11 0.56 $ 46.10 $ 95,880
California 750 0.05 0.23 $ 41.91 $ 87,170
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 40.28 $ 83,780
Alaska 50 0.17 0.84 $ 38.63 $ 80,340



Map of employment of insulation workers, mechanical by area, May 2021


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 1,900 0.66 3.30 $ 24.12 $ 50,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,340 0.37 1.88 $ 23.43 $ 48,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 880 0.10 0.51 $ 52.59 $ 109,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 770 0.26 1.32 $ 26.91 $ 55,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 660 0.25 1.26 $ 32.53 $ 67,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 620 0.24 1.21 $ 38.74 $ 80,580
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 620 0.87 4.36 $ 25.04 $ 52,080
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 580 0.39 1.98 $ 22.37 $ 46,520
Richmond, VA 570 0.92 4.64 $ 20.30 $ 42,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 560 0.13 0.67 (8) (8)


Map of location quotient of insulation workers, mechanical by area, May 2021


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)
Casper, WY 100 2.83 14.25 $ 24.23 $ 50,400
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 180 2.10 10.56 $ 30.50 $ 63,440
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 80 1.65 8.31 $ 22.74 $ 47,310
Longview, TX 140 1.59 8.01 $ 22.44 $ 46,680
Ames, IA 60 1.29 6.49 $ 21.90 $ 45,560
Evansville, IN-KY 170 1.12 5.64 $ 26.44 $ 54,990
Richmond, VA 570 0.92 4.64 $ 20.30 $ 42,210
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 620 0.87 4.36 $ 25.04 $ 52,080
Odessa, TX 50 0.80 4.03 $ 20.14 $ 41,900
Tulsa, OK 300 0.72 3.64 $ 19.69 $ 40,960


Map of annual mean wages of insulation workers, mechanical by area, May 2021


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 880 0.10 0.51 $ 52.59 $ 109,380
Syracuse, NY 100 0.36 1.81 $ 46.96 $ 97,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 170 0.09 0.46 $ 45.07 $ 93,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 0.71 $ 42.95 $ 89,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 42.48 $ 88,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 620 0.24 1.21 $ 38.74 $ 80,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.07 0.37 $ 37.51 $ 78,030
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.16 0.81 $ 35.59 $ 74,030
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.43 2.17 $ 32.71 $ 68,030
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 260 0.29 1.44 $ 32.65 $ 67,920

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 0.72 3.61 $ 33.60 $ 69,880
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.59 2.99 $ 20.60 $ 42,840
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 3.54 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 2.16 $ 23.64 $ 49,160
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.88 $ 20.04 $ 41,680

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 0.72 3.61 $ 33.60 $ 69,880
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 3.54 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.59 2.99 $ 20.60 $ 42,840
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 2.16 $ 23.64 $ 49,160
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.93 $ 23.40 $ 48,670

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 0.72 3.61 $ 33.60 $ 69,880
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 2.16 $ 23.64 $ 49,160
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.93 $ 23.40 $ 48,670
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 22.31 $ 46,400
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.59 2.99 $ 20.60 $ 42,840


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.

(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