Salary for Boilermakers

Also known as:  Boiler Fitter, Boiler Installer, Boiler Mechanic, Boiler Setter, Boiler Tester, Boilermaker, Boilermaker Mechanic helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

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 normally receive an average salary on a scale from $39,620 to $99,920 based on education and experience. usually receive average salaries of sixty-seven thousand four hundred and thirty dollars on a yearly basis.

have the highest salaries in Connecticut, which has average wages of near $92,670. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Transportation and Warehousing, where they can receive wages of $76,330.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 46.01 percent nationwide in that time.


Boilermakers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Educational Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Other Services (except Public Administration)