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Career Overview 

Insulation Workers line and cover structures or systems with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials; Insulation Workers, Mechanical - Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.

Skills and Abilities 

Primary skills needed in this occupation include: select and install appropriate insulation materials; cover or seal insulated surfaces; read blueprints and technical drawings; climb ladders and scaffolding; work in confined spaces; follow safety procedures; use hand and power tools; work with hazardous materials. 


  • $35,942 (annually)
  • $17.28 (hourly)

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $27,659 - $47,830 (annually)
  • $13.30 - $23.00 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.


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