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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical



Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 45062$44.99/hr$30.31/hr$48.94/hr$48.94/hr$48.96/hr$48.97/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction740$46.66/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Minnesota N/A$46.66/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks 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
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$48.94/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$39.96/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$39.96/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$19.26/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 120$45.49/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 450$48.94/hr4.8%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 420$34.86/hrN/A
Roofers 1,720$26.34/hr5.8%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 850$32.88/hr3.7%


  • Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors.
  • Determine the amounts and types of insulation needed, and methods of installation, based on factors such as location, surface shape, and equipment use.
  • Fit insulation around obstructions, and shape insulating materials and protective coverings as required.
  • Select appropriate insulation, such as fiberglass, Styrofoam, or cork, based on the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
  • Apply, remove, and repair insulation on industrial equipment, pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems such as heat exchangers, tanks, and vessels, to help control noise and maintain temperatures.
  • Fit insulation around obstructions, and shape insulating materials and protective coverings as required.
  • Read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements.
  • Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement, or asphalt mastic.
  • Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors.
  • Prepare surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.