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 commercial settings. Mechanical insulators work both indoors and outdoors. They spend most of their workday standing, bending, or kneeling, often in confined spaces.
Most floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers learn their trade on the job since no formal education is typically required. Most mechanical insulation workers complete an apprenticeship program after earning a high school diploma or equivalent.
The median annual wage for insulation workers was $38,630 in May 2015.
Overall employment of insulation workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth rates, however, will vary by occupation. Floor, ceiling, and wall insulators are expected to face strong competition for jobs because they often compete with other construction trade workers.
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