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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 45036$26.70/hr$19.47/hr$20.58/hr$24.22/hr$28.68/hr$39.72/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction830$24.07/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$19.11/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$19.47/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$19.38/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$24.05/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$23.22/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$22.51/hr5.8%
St Cloud MN MSA 60$38.70/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$23.46/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$23.49/hr4.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$19.86/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 150$24.23/hr2.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 450$24.22/hr4.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 530$24.22/hrN/A
Minnesota 830$24.07/hr3.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Tile and Stone Setters 530$24.59/hr11.4%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 110$39.63/hr-2.7%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 220$34.46/hrN/A
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons N/AN/AN/A
Construction Laborers 18,200$23.68/hr7.1%
Hoist and Winch Operators 120$45.70/hr-14.6%
Helpers--Extraction Workers N/AN/AN/A
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 850$32.88/hr3.7%
Roofers 1,720$26.34/hr5.8%
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons N/A$21.07/hrN/A


  • 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.