|Quick Facts: Insulation Workers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$35,940 per year
$17.28 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||See How to Become One|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||See How to Become One|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||52,100|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||38% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||19,600|
Insulation workers install and replace the materials used to insulate buildings to help control and maintain the temperatures in buildings.
Insulation workers generally work indoors in residential and industrial settings. They spend most of their workday standing, bending, or kneeling, often in confined spaces. Small particles from insulation materials, especially when sprayed, can irritate the eyes, skin, and lungs.
Most floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers learn their trade on the job. Most mechanical insulation workers complete an apprenticeship program.
In May 2012, the median annual wage for floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers was $32,360. The median annual wage for mechanical insulation workers was $39,170 in May 2012.
Overall employment of insulation workers is projected to grow 38 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth rates, however, will vary by occupational specialty. Floor, ceiling, and wall insulators are expected to face strong competition for jobs as they often compete with other construction trade workers.
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