Insulator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Insulators earn an average of $17.49 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.96 per hour, and the top verges on $31.94. Though the majority of Insulators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While around half report receiving no health benefits, about one-half do receive medical coverage, and approximately one in three have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$19,933 - $78,297

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$10.96 - $31.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$19,933 - $78,297  
   
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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$23,176 - $74,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $31.94  
   
Overtime
$15.90 - $40.81  
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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$23,176 - $74,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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 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 $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Insulators see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $56K.

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Experience Affects Insulator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 50%
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