Insulation workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
43.9k
Average Age
39.4
Average Salary
$44,251
Average Male Salary
$44,786
Average Female Salary
$31,720

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Insulation workers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Insulation workers was $44,251 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Insulation workers by wage are Medical records specialists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, and Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Insulation workers are Alamo & Donna Cities PUMA, TX, Hall County PUMA, GA, and Port Arthur City PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Insulation workers are Alamo & Donna Cities PUMA, TX, Port Arthur City PUMA, TX, and Baytown City PUMA, TX.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Insulation workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Insulation workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Insulation workers, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Insulation workers are paid most in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in Alamo & Donna Cities PUMA, TX.

Yearly Wage

$44,251
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,159

In 2020, Insulation workers earned an average of $44,251, $11,703 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Insulation workers while Medical records specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Insulation workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.302
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Insulation workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.302, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Insulation workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Insulation workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Insulation workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Insulation workers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Insulation workers, by average wage, are Petroleum refining, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Ship & boat building.

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Industries by Share

43.9k
2020 Workforce
± 5,146
2.94%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.2%

The number of people employed as Insulation workers has been growing at a rate of 2.94%, from 42,687 people in 2019 to 43,940 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Insulation workers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Insulation workers at  92.1%, followed by Ship & boat building with 1.95% and Petroleum refining with 1.41%.

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Demographic information on Insulation workers in the US. The average age of male Insulation workers in the workforce is 39.3 and of female Insulation workers is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Insulation workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

42.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,039
1.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,041

95.9% of Insulation workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Insulation workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Insulation workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

46% of Insulation workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.5% of Insulation workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Insulation workers.

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Age by Sex

39.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.51
40.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7.31

The median age of Insulation workers is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 1.06 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Insulation workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Insulation workers is Business but a relatively high number of Insulation workers hold a major in Engineering.

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ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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