Insulator Salary

Men make up the majority of Insulators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $17.79 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.02 per hour and $32.13. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although close to one-half lack health benefits of any kind, roughly one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$19,900 - $71,015
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$71K
MEDIAN: $40,968
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50%
90%

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$11.02 - $32.13
(Median)
$11
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$19,900 - $71,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
Total Pay (?
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$23,289 - $73,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $32.13  
   
Overtime
$15.64 - $41.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
   
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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$23,289 - $73,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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

  • 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. For Insulators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $56K.

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Experience Affects Insulator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 49%
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