Salary for Mechanical Insulation Workers

Also known as:  Boiler Coverer, Heat and Frost Insulator, Pipe Coverer, Pipe Insulator, Refrigeration Insulator, Sheet Metal Insulator

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Mechanical insulation workers replace, install and maintain the materials used to insulate buildings' mechanical systems. This helps aid in controlling and maintaining the building's temperature. Insulation workers typically work indoors in residential buildings or businesses. Mechanical insulation workers do not typically have a very high risk of injury or illness. Mechanical insulation workers usually need to complete a formal apprenticeship program to be qualified to work officially. Some employers require a high school diploma or GED; others do not.

A Mechanical Insulation Worker earns a pay level between $32,830 and $91,120 depending on seniority. Insulation Workers can get an average compensation of fifty-five thousand four hundred and seventy dollars annually.

Insulation Workers have the highest salaries in Oregon, where they can receive an average salary rate of close to $90,100. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Utilities, which has normal pay levels of $83,420.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 52.43 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Mechanical Insulation Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$83,420
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$69,140
Public Administration
$58,220
Construction
$55,170
Manufacturing
$55,100
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$47,790

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$37,080
Wholesale Trade
$45,460
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$47,790
Manufacturing
$55,100
Construction
$55,170
Public Administration
$58,220