Salary for Boilermakers

Also known as:  Boiler Fitter, Boiler Installer, Boiler Mechanic, Boiler Setter, Boiler Tester, Boilermaker, Boilermaker Mechanic

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Boilermakers are metal workers who work on large metal appliances that hold liquids or gases. Boilermakers originally only worked on boilers- thus their name- but now work on anything from furnaces to bridges. However, their main work is the assembly, installation and repair of boilers, vats or other similar appliances. To become a boilermaker, one must g a high school degree, but most formal job training is on-site. Serious candidates will qualify for an apprenticeship position, which will then lead to a career. It is also highly recommended that those interested in becoming a boilermaker should earn their professional welding certificate.

A Boilermaker will most likely earn a salary of around 40000 to 60000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Boilermakers usually get average salaries of Fifty Six Thousand dollars every year.

Boilermakers can expect the most salary in Alaska, where they get average pay levels of approximately $71710. People holding this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they get salary pay of $59050.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.60 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Boilermakers tend to make the most in the following industries
Construction $59,050
Other Services (except Public Administration) $55,790
Utilities $54,200
Transportation and Warehousing $53,720
Educational Services $51,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $50,870
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $44,240
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $46,220
Wholesale Trade $46,460
Health Care and Social Assistance $46,800
Public Administration $48,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $50,870
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