Insulator Salary

Men make up the majority of Insulators in the United States, bringing in about $17.43 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.81 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $30.91. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Insulators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, a little less than half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,064 - $73,533
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$74K
MEDIAN: $41,356
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90%

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$10.81 - $30.91
(Median)
$11
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$20,064 - $73,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
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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$23,265 - $73,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$15.58 - $40.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
   
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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$23,265 - $73,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $44K. Insulators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Insulator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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