Insulation Workers, Mechanical (47-2132)

Occupation description:  Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 101103 2.00 34
United States 30,10035,900 19.4580 1,0201,600

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 24.5713.9116.97 21.8429.4640.50
Alaska 29.7021.7125.58 28.9533.9038.80
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.3328.9932.75 37.1343.1747.52
Balance of State 27.8721.4625.27 27.8830.5735.06

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16863 37.531.3 22.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation37
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation43
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 109
Number of job position postings 29
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.8

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Apprenticeship

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