The average hourly pay for an Insulator is $18.25.
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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. Most of their work is done indoors, usually in an industrial or residential setting, but this depends heavily on the particular projects at hand. Much of their time is spent standing, kneeling, and bending in small spaces, and some particular skills and knowledge are necessary for the positio…Read more
- 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
An entry-level Insulator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.96 based on 19 salaries. An early career Insulator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.22 based on 227 salaries. A mid-career Insulator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.33 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Insulator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.14 based on 114 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
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Employees with Insulator in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 119.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (75.0% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (64.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.4% less).
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