Insulation workers

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Total Workforce

41.9k

Average Age

39.2

Estimated Job Growth

5.38%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$39,787

Average Male Salary

$40,462

Average Female Salary

$29,505

About

Insulation workers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Insulation workers was $39,787 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Insulation workers by wage are Automotive glass installers & repairers, Travel agents, and Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles.

Insulation workers are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

The top 3 locations that employ the most Insulation workers are Port Arthur City PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Insulation workers are Port Arthur City PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Insulation workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Insulation workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Insulation workers, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Insulation workers are paid most in Mankato City PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,787

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,770

In 2017, Insulation workers earned an average of $39,787, $12,278 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Automotive glass installers & repairers make somewhat more than Insulation workers while Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Insulation workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.289

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Insulation workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Insulation workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Insulation workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Insulation workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Insulation workers, by number of employees, are Construction, Ship & boat building, and Petroleum refining.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Insulation workers, by average wage, are Petroleum refining, Ship & boat building, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

41.9k

2017 Workforce

± 5,027

-7.49%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18%

The number of people employed as Insulation workers has been declining at a rate of -7.49%, from 45,329 people in 2016 to 41,935 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Insulation workers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Insulation workers at  89.7%, followed by Ship & boat building with 2.13% and Petroleum refining with 2.02%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Insulation workers in the US. The average age of male Insulation workers in the workforce is 39.3 and of female Insulation workers is 38.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Insulation workers is White.

Gender Composition

39.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,870

2.58k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,248

93.8% of Insulation workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Insulation workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Insulation workers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

75.2% of Insulation workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.7% of Insulation workers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Insulation workers.

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Age by Gender

39.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.45

38.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 6.38

The median age of Insulation workers is 39.2, and Male employees are generally 0.515 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Insulation workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Insulation workers is Education but a relatively high number of Insulation workers hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Insulation workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Insulation workers need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Insulation workers need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Insulation workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Insulation workers are expected to see a growth of 5.38% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.38%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Insulation workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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