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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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



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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 41034$26.75/hr$19.05/hr$23.15/hr$24.80/hr$29.00/hr$36.30/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction820$24.15/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$22.10/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$23.07/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$23.70/hr5.8%
St Cloud MN MSA 60N/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$24.73/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$23.12/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$24.61/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$23.12/hr4.4%
Central Minnesota 150$23.61/hr2.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 410$24.80/hr4.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 500$24.40/hrN/A
Minnesota 820$24.15/hr3.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Tile and Stone Setters 230$25.40/hr11.4%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters N/AN/A-2.7%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 160$41.59/hrN/A
Construction Laborers 24,000$23.97/hr7.1%
Hoist and Winch Operators 80$50.90/hr-14.6%
Helpers--Extraction Workers N/AN/AN/A
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,070$29.93/hr3.7%
Roofers 1,590$28.89/hr5.8%
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons N/A$23.57/hrN/A
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 990$38.92/hr6.2%


  • Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, power saws, knives, or scissors.
  • Cover and line structures with blown or rolled forms of materials to insulate against cold, heat, or moisture, using saws, knives, rasps, trowels, blowers, or other tools and implements.
  • Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
  • Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments, or cement mortars.
  • Fill blower hoppers with insulating materials.
  • Move controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers and regulate flow of materials through nozzles.
  • Fit, wrap, staple, or glue insulating materials to structures or surfaces, using hand tools or wires.
  • Read blueprints, and select appropriate insulation, based on space characteristics and the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
  • Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, power saws, knives, or scissors.
  • Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.