Insulator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Insulators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.43 per hour nationwide. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.81 per hour, and the top verges on $30.91. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by slightly less than half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,064 - $73,533
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$74K
MEDIAN: $41,356
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$10.81 - $30.91
(Median)
$11
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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.


Insulators generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $55K.

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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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