Insulator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Insulators earn an average of $17.97 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, over one-half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The majority of Insulators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,577 - $84,430
$27K
$51K
$84K
MEDIAN: $51,188
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90%

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$11.67 - $29.75
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$30
MEDIAN: $17.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$26,577 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$501 - $2,980  
Profit Sharing
$504  
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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$25,224 - $72,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $29.75  
   
Overtime
$17.43 - $40.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$501 - $2,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$504  
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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$25,224 - $72,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 272

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Job Description for Insulator

Insulators are responsible for applying, removing, and repairing materials in pipes, ductwork, industrial equipment, and other mechanical systems in order to control and maintain temperatures and/or noise.

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Insulator Tasks

  • Affix insulation materials to hot or cold regulation systems to maintain a constant temperature.
  • Apply finishing materials to secured insulation, such as plastic, canvas, sealants, cement, or metal.
  • Employ safety protocols in the handling of hazardous materials, such as lead and asbestos.
  • Use various hand and power tools to customize insulation materials to pipes, refrigeration systems, ducts, or other surfaces.

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Pay by Experience Level for Insulator

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


Insulators with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. Insulators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Insulator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Insulator Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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