Insulation Installer Salary

Men make up the majority of Insulation Installers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.68 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-half lack any form of coverage — but approximately half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,720 - $48,366
$22K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,802
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50%
90%

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$10.40 - $21.71
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,720 - $48,366  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $8,400  
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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$23,382 - $53,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $21.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$14.63 - $31.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$200.00 - $8,400  
   
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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$23,382 - $53,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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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

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

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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 $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $39K by contrast.

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Q: What is it like working as an Insulation Installer?

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Make sure you're getting a great pay rate, and working with people that are friendly and will train you properly.

Key Stats for Insulation Installer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Insulation Installer Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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