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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
33,550 5.2 % $21.68 $45,100 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.43 $15.58 $19.41 $25.39 $33.11
Annual Wage (2) $25,860 $32,400 $40,380 $52,800 $68,860


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 23,490 2.80 $21.20 $44,090
Building Equipment Contractors 3,800 0.17 $25.36 $52,760
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,940 0.27 $21.67 $45,070
Nonresidential Building Construction 770 0.09 $25.24 $52,490
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 520 0.05 $12.09 $25,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 23,490 2.80 $21.20 $44,090
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,940 0.27 $21.67 $45,070
Building Equipment Contractors 3,800 0.17 $25.36 $52,760
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 110 0.09 $22.75 $47,330
Nonresidential Building Construction 770 0.09 $25.24 $52,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $29.64 $61,650
Building Equipment Contractors 3,800 0.17 $25.36 $52,760
Nonresidential Building Construction 770 0.09 $25.24 $52,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 70 (7) $24.95 $51,890
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.55 $51,070


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,730 0.38 1.67 $20.78 $43,220
California 2,020 0.12 0.51 $26.90 $55,960
Florida 1,880 0.21 0.94 $18.55 $38,580
Louisiana 1,640 0.85 3.73 $21.34 $44,390
Washington 1,340 0.40 1.77 $30.49 $63,410




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,640 0.85 3.73 $21.34 $44,390
Montana 280 0.61 2.65 $22.28 $46,340
New Hampshire 320 0.48 2.11 $19.27 $40,090
Wyoming 110 0.42 1.84 $17.22 $35,820
Oregon 780 0.41 1.78 $21.12 $43,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,270 0.21 0.92 $34.36 $71,470
District of Columbia 140 0.20 0.85 $31.69 $65,910
Washington 1,340 0.40 1.77 $30.49 $63,410
California 2,020 0.12 0.51 $26.90 $55,960
Arizona 570 0.20 0.87 $25.64 $53,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,650 0.54 2.37 $21.42 $44,550
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,190 0.33 1.43 $20.65 $42,950
Baton Rouge, LA 1,110 2.81 12.32 $21.98 $45,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,100 0.34 1.51 $22.69 $47,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,010 0.22 0.95 $35.65 $74,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 790 0.13 0.56 $26.97 $56,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 750 0.37 1.62 $33.31 $69,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 700 0.35 1.55 $24.04 $50,010
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 650 0.47 2.08 $19.34 $40,220
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 530 0.20 0.88 $18.99 $39,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baton Rouge, LA 1,110 2.81 12.32 $21.98 $45,720
Decatur, AL 90 1.65 7.21 $17.65 $36,710
Odessa, TX 130 1.61 7.04 $20.71 $43,080
Manchester, NH 180 1.55 6.79 $18.01 $37,450
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 240 1.49 6.52 $25.87 $53,810
Bend-Redmond, OR 100 1.20 5.24 $21.68 $45,100
Clarksville, TN-KY 100 1.19 5.22 $9.40 $19,560
Corpus Christi, TX 160 0.86 3.77 $19.56 $40,690
Fort Wayne, IN 170 0.77 3.38 $16.01 $33,290
Salem, OR 130 0.76 3.33 $19.86 $41,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,010 0.22 0.95 $35.65 $74,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 750 0.37 1.62 $33.31 $69,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 200 0.08 0.36 $32.09 $66,740
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 170 0.29 1.28 $28.85 $60,010
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $28.32 $58,910
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $27.11 $56,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 790 0.13 0.56 $26.97 $56,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 0.24 1.06 $26.54 $55,200
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 240 1.49 6.52 $25.87 $53,810
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.39 1.70 $25.54 $53,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 150 0.77 3.36 $16.13 $33,550
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.20 $12.88 $26,780
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.30 $15.74 $32,740
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.47 $16.32 $33,940
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.31 $16.81 $34,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 150 0.77 3.36 $16.13 $33,550
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.47 $16.32 $33,940
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.30 $15.74 $32,740
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.31 $16.81 $34,960
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.18 $19.56 $40,690

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.93 $43,530
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.18 $19.56 $40,690
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.15 $19.06 $39,650
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.99 $35,340
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.31 $16.81 $34,960


About May 2019 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020