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Insulator Salary

Insulators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.38 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.05 per hour on the lower end to $30.96 on the higher end. While slightly less than half report receiving no health benefits, nearly one-half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$19,762 - $65,889
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,968
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90%

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$11.05 - $30.96
(Median)
$11
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$19,762 - $65,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
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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$23,381 - $73,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $30.96  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $41.52  
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 - $1,000  
   
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).
)
$23,381 - $73,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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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.


Insulators with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Insulators bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Insulator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 46%