Insulation Installers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.69 per hour. Although close to one-half lack health benefits of any kind, half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately two in five get dental coverage, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$20,063 - $48,445
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,496
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90%

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$10.27 - $21.06
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,063 - $48,445  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $8,515  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,756 - $52,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $21.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.44  
Overtime
$14.47 - $30.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$197.27 - $8,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,756 - $52,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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Job Description for Insulation Installer

An insulation installer is a construction worker or building contractor who specializes in installing insulation into new projects or adding it during renovations and remodeling. These installers help to determine the best insulation material for a building's needs and the family or business who will occupy it, and they also work with the site owner and construction manager to discuss costs and expected efficiency of various materials and how they will be placed. Insulation installers typically work with rolls of insulation batting, as well as sprayed foam insulation and specialized sheet processes.

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Insulation Installer Tasks

  • Load and unload materials, clean job site.
  • Prepare surfaces prior to installation.
  • Install various types of insulation.
  • Drive company vehicle.

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Pay by Experience Level for Insulation Installer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $36K. Insulation Installers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Insulation Installers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $39K.

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Experience Affects Insulation Installer Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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