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

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

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 176180 2.30 66
United States 25,60027,100 6.1150 8601,020

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.9911.2413.73 17.1522.0629.58
Alaska 27.9215.9619.56 27.9635.1941.46
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.5315.1718.75 28.7837.7044.67

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
23556 23.828.8 21.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation53
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation13
UI claimants previously working in occupation50
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 115
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)

Alaska Building Science Network   (Juneau)
Breathing in Buildings – 3-Hour
Breathing in Buildings - 4-Hour
Caulking the Weathertight Building Envelope
Exterior Ventilated Cladding
Flashing/Indoor Air Quality
Flashing: the Naked Truth
Ice Dams and Icicles = Heat Loss
Structural Insulated Panel Systems: Preventing Failures
Successful Building Envelopes: 1-Hour
Successful Building Envelopes: 2-Hour
Weatherization Technician 1 Training
Weatherization Technician 2 Training

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation   (Anchorage)

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Scaffold Safety and Fall Protection Certificate

Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 97   (Anchorage)
Insulators/Asbestos Apprenticeship

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Pipeline Insulation Endorsement
Scaffolding Endorsement

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection

Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
ICF Wall Requirements - AHFC Sponsored
Remote Wall Systems