Insulation workers install and replace the materials used to insulate buildings or mechanical systems.Work Environment
Insulators generally work indoors. Mechanical insulators work both indoors and outdoors, sometimes in extreme temperatures. They spend most of their workday standing, bending, or kneeling, often in confined spaces.How to Become an Insulation Worker
Floor, ceiling, and wall insulators typically learn their trade on the job. Mechanical insulators may complete an apprenticeship program after earning a high school diploma or equivalent.Pay
The median annual wage for insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall was $41,690 in May 2020.
The median annual wage for insulation workers, mechanical was $50,030 in May 2020.Job Outlook
Overall employment of insulation workers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 6,100 openings for insulation workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.State & Area Data
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