Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
24,180 4.7 % $18.05 $37,540 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.57 $12.87 $16.21 $20.81 $29.54
Annual Wage (2) $22,000 $26,780 $33,720 $43,290 $61,450


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 18,440 2.65 $17.84 $37,110
Building Equipment Contractors 2,090 0.12 $19.77 $41,120
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,020 0.15 $18.62 $38,720
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 850 0.11 $17.73 $36,880
Residential Building Construction 390 0.06 $16.96 $35,270

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 18,440 2.65 $17.84 $37,110
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,020 0.15 $18.62 $38,720
Building Equipment Contractors 2,090 0.12 $19.77 $41,120
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 850 0.11 $17.73 $36,880
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 100 0.08 $24.15 $50,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 100 0.08 $24.15 $50,240
Ship and Boat Building 70 0.05 $23.44 $48,750
Building Equipment Contractors 2,090 0.12 $19.77 $41,120
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 110 0.02 $19.58 $40,730
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,020 0.15 $18.62 $38,720


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 2,070 0.18 1.03 $15.40 $32,020
California 1,610 0.11 0.60 $22.13 $46,020
North Carolina 1,330 0.33 1.84 $15.97 $33,210
Florida 1,140 0.15 0.83 $15.59 $32,420
Colorado 1,120 0.47 2.63 $16.85 $35,050




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)
Wyoming 240 0.85 4.78 $17.56 $36,530
North Dakota 310 0.70 3.90 $18.16 $37,780
Maine 370 0.62 3.48 $18.41 $38,300
Colorado 1,120 0.47 2.63 $16.85 $35,050
Montana 180 0.40 2.26 $16.33 $33,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $26.35 $54,800
Alaska 120 0.36 2.04 $25.03 $52,070
Minnesota 550 0.20 1.12 $22.88 $47,590
Utah 300 0.23 1.29 $22.88 $47,580
Washington 700 0.24 1.35 $22.65 $47,110





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 610 0.21 1.20 $16.29 $33,880
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 460 0.84 4.70 $23.56 $49,010
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 460 0.51 2.83 $17.70 $36,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.16 0.90 $18.86 $39,230
Colorado Springs, CO 370 1.45 8.12 $13.46 $27,990
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 330 0.60 3.37 $17.42 $36,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.43 $22.99 $47,820
Oklahoma City, OK 270 0.46 2.55 $14.44 $30,030
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.26 1.44 $21.64 $45,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 240 0.10 0.55 $13.81 $28,720




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)
Colorado Springs, CO 370 1.45 8.12 $13.46 $27,990
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 220 1.09 6.07 $16.88 $35,120
Bend, OR 70 1.09 6.08 $13.32 $27,700
Rapid City, SD 60 0.97 5.44 $14.78 $30,740
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 460 0.84 4.70 $23.56 $49,010
Corpus Christi, TX 150 0.81 4.52 $15.36 $31,940
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.72 4.05 $18.90 $39,310
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.71 3.97 $9.83 $20,440
Missoula, MT 40 0.64 3.56 $11.12 $23,120
Green Bay, WI 110 0.64 3.57 $16.72 $34,780




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)
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $31.42 $65,350
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.19 1.06 $30.53 $63,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.38 $59,030
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.53 $53,090
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $24.80 $51,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.04 0.21 $24.71 $51,400
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $24.69 $51,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 0.37 $23.61 $49,100
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 460 0.84 4.70 $23.56 $49,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.27 $48,400

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.95 5.28 $17.27 $35,920
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 2.46 $22.25 $46,290
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.53 $33.02 $68,680
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.15 $13.44 $27,950
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 5.83 $19.02 $39,570

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 5.83 $19.02 $39,570
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.95 5.28 $17.27 $35,920
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 4.18 $22.51 $46,830
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 3.25 $12.44 $25,870
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.15 $13.44 $27,950

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.53 $33.02 $68,680
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 4.18 $22.51 $46,830
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 2.46 $22.25 $46,290
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 5.83 $19.02 $39,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.52 $38,530


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015