Insulation Installer Salary

Male Insulation Installers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.78 per hour in the United States. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than one-half — do not have any health coverage, a little more than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,553 - $51,278
(Median)
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$51K
MEDIAN: $30,110
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$9.93 - $19.78
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,553 - $51,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$21,700 - $50,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $19.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.31  
Overtime
$13.09 - $30.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$21,700 - $50,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Insulation Installers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. For Insulation Installers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. As Insulation Installers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Insulation Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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