Insulator Salary

A sizeable majority of Insulators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.83 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Insulators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over one-half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,400 - $85,000
$26K
$52K
$85K
MEDIAN: $52,195
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$11.69 - $28.54
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $17.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$26,400 - $85,000  
   
Bonus
$497.49 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$504  
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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$25,262 - $72,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $28.54  
   
Overtime
$17.41 - $40.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$497.49 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$504  
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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$25,262 - $72,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Insulator

Pay by Experience for an Insulator has a positive trend. An entry-level Insulator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 159 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Insulator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Insulator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 72 salaries. An Insulator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 37 salaries.

Key Stats for Insulator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Insulator Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 44%