Insulation Workers, Mechanical

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
32%
risk level
POLLING
27%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
2.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$53,920
or $25.92 per hour
Volume
22,850
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.5/10

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Automation risk

32% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

27% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 32% chance of automation.

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What is the likelihood that Insulation Workers, Mechanical will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Insulation Workers, Mechanical' job openings is expected to rise 2.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Insulation Workers, Mechanical' was $53,920, or $25 per hour

'Insulation Workers, Mechanical' were paid 12.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 22,850 people employed as 'Insulation Workers, Mechanical' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Insulation Workers, Mechanical'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 47-2132.00

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