Insulation workers

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2019 Workforce
47.9k
Average Age
39.5
Average Salary
$47,379
Average Male Salary
$48,325
Average Female Salary
$30,141

About

Insulation workers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Insulation workers was $47,379 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Insulation workers by wage are Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, and Glaziers.

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 Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Insulation workers are paid most in Mankato City PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,379
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,482

In 2019, Insulation workers earned an average of $47,379, $8,145 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers make somewhat more than Insulation workers while Glaziers 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

0.298
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Insulation workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.298, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Insulation workers.

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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, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Ship & boat building.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Insulation workers, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Ship & boat building, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

47.9k
2019 Workforce
± 5,373
19.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.9%

The number of people employed as Insulation workers has been growing at a rate of 19.3%, from 40,153 people in 2018 to 47,912 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Insulation workers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Insulation workers at  93.5%, followed by Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 1.81% and Ship & boat building with 1.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Insulation workers in the US. The average age of male Insulation workers in the workforce is 39.6 and of female Insulation workers is 38.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Insulation workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

45.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,232
2.49k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,226

94.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

43% of Insulation workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 28.7% of Insulation workers, White (Hispanic) 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

39.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.52
38.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.54

The median age of Insulation workers is 39.5, and Male employees are generally 1.14 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 Business but a relatively high number of Insulation workers hold a major in Business.

Majors

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