Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
23,380 4.6 % $17.37 $36,120 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.79 $12.17 $15.30 $20.13 $29.32
Annual Wage (2) $20,360 $25,310 $31,830 $41,870 $60,990


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 15,660 2.35 $16.63 $34,600
Building Equipment Contractors 2,130 0.13 $20.21 $42,040
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,720 0.24 $22.17 $46,100
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,070 0.16 $19.13 $39,780
Residential Building Construction 710 0.12 $14.00 $29,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 15,660 2.35 $16.63 $34,600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,720 0.24 $22.17 $46,100
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 220 0.18 $20.46 $42,550
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,070 0.16 $19.13 $39,780
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.13 $15.60 $32,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $23.68 $49,260
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,720 0.24 $22.17 $46,100
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 220 0.18 $20.46 $42,550
Building Equipment Contractors 2,130 0.13 $20.21 $42,040
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,070 0.16 $19.13 $39,780


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,100 0.21 1.13 $13.34 $27,750
Florida 1,520 0.21 1.16 $16.39 $34,090
California 1,300 0.09 0.51 $23.65 $49,200
Ohio 1,160 0.24 1.28 $15.97 $33,210
Illinois 1,160 0.21 1.14 $28.23 $58,720




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 320 0.76 4.10 $15.71 $32,670
Utah 650 0.56 3.07 $14.65 $30,480
Nebraska 430 0.48 2.59 $18.34 $38,150
Idaho 220 0.37 2.03 $13.94 $29,000
Mississippi 370 0.35 1.90 $14.04 $29,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,160 0.21 1.14 $28.23 $58,720
Alaska 90 0.30 1.65 $27.24 $56,660
California 1,300 0.09 0.51 $23.65 $49,200
Washington 880 0.33 1.78 $20.88 $43,440
West Virginia 90 0.13 0.69 $20.04 $41,690

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 780 0.35 1.92 $11.48 $23,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 600 0.24 1.30 $13.38 $27,830
Denver-Aurora, CO 490 0.42 2.27 $16.66 $34,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 480 0.24 1.31 $14.37 $29,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.35 1.89 $23.23 $48,310
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 410 0.93 5.06 $18.34 $38,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 390 0.23 1.25 $15.19 $31,590
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 340 0.40 2.16 $22.25 $46,280
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 330 0.34 1.84 $17.17 $35,720
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 290 0.30 1.63 $19.53 $40,620




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pascagoula, MS 240 4.30 23.36 $15.10 $31,400
Farmington, NM 90 1.91 10.37 $14.52 $30,190
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 410 0.93 5.06 $18.34 $38,140
Great Falls, MT 30 0.92 4.99 $16.29 $33,890
Ocala, FL 80 0.90 4.89 $14.02 $29,160
Port St. Lucie, FL 100 0.87 4.72 $14.87 $30,920
Mobile, AL 150 0.87 4.72 $16.46 $34,230
Lynchburg, VA 70 0.67 3.65 $15.55 $32,340
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.66 3.59 $17.14 $35,640
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 150 0.63 3.43 $21.30 $44,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.47 $65,450
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $29.67 $61,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.16 0.84 $25.87 $53,810
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $23.69 $49,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.40 $48,680
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.35 1.89 $23.23 $48,310
Rockford, IL 40 0.32 1.76 $22.48 $46,770
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 340 0.40 2.16 $22.25 $46,280
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 140 0.18 0.99 $22.16 $46,090
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.38 2.05 $21.74 $45,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.03 5.62 $16.42 $34,140
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.34 7.30 $13.84 $28,800
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.44 $8.46 $17,600
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 4.56 $16.34 $33,980
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.28 $17.05 $35,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.34 7.30 $13.84 $28,800
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.03 5.62 $16.42 $34,140
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 4.56 $16.34 $33,980
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.61 3.34 $15.83 $32,930
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 2.62 $14.85 $30,900

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.28 $17.05 $35,470
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 1.78 $16.82 $34,980
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.03 5.62 $16.42 $34,140
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 4.56 $16.34 $33,980
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.61 3.34 $15.83 $32,930


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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