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Insulator Salary

A sizeable majority of Insulators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $16.46 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.36 per hour and $30.29. Slightly less than one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, nearly one-half report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$19,653 - $76,000
(Median)
20K
41K
49K
76K
MEDIAN: $41,174
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$10.36 - $30.29
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$19,653 - $76,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
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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$23,116 - $74,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $30.29  
   
Overtime
$15.06 - $41.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
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).
)
$23,116 - $74,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
United States (change)

Job Description for Insulator

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Insulator

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


For many Insulators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $32K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Insulators make a median salary of $46K. Insulators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $54K.

Experience Affects Insulator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 47%