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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 9699 3.13 710
United States 28,60031,400 9.7800 2,3003,380

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.0215.3318.33 23.4130.4142.96
Alaska 34.7722.0427.18 32.9337.7355.75
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.3019.9227.34 33.3336.8138.97

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
12628 22.232.7 22.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation37
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation43
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 123
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 41.0

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

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

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Insulator Apprenticeship

Alaska Carpenters Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Scaffold Erector

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation   (Anchorage)

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection

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 I Endorsement
Scaffolding I 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