Boilermaker Salary

Men make up the majority of Boilermakers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $27.30 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although nearly one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Boilermakers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,220 - $104,292
$30K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,605
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$18.03 - $37.84
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$27
$38
MEDIAN: $27.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,220 - $104,292  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,500 - $99,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.03 - $37.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$29.92  
Overtime
$18.67 - $57.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,007 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,500 - $99,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 188

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Job Description for Boilermaker

Boilermakers are responsible for building, installing, repairing, and maintaining boilers and large tanks or vats, and this work typically involves a variety of skilled labor techniques, including welding and metalworking. These boilers are typically parts of liquid pressure systems which may be situated in industrial facilities such as power plants, manufacturing facilities, and even large institutions like hospitals and schools. Boilermaker work typically involves field work at job sites, and may require these employees to work in confined spaces or even high aerial settings.

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Boilermaker Tasks

  • Assemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.
  • Interpret work orders, job orders, specifications, blueprints, ISO's or other drawings and recognize basic blueprint terms and symbols accurately.
  • Repair boilers, tanks, and vessels in the field by unbolting or flame cutting defective sections using torches, jacks, caulking hammers, power saws, threading dies, welding equipment, and metalworking machinery.
  • Bolt or weld casing sections, uptakes, stacks, baffles, tower manways, trays, chutes, and air heaters, fan stands, feeding tube, catwalks, ladders, hopper and safety hatches to frames.
  • Hammer, flame-cut, file or grind irregular edges of structural parts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Boilermaker

Pay by Experience for a Boilermaker has a positive trend. An entry-level Boilermaker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Boilermaker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Boilermaker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 62 salaries. A Boilermaker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 35 salaries.

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Key Stats for Boilermaker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Boilermaker Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Boilermaker Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲25%

▲21%

boilermaker
▲8%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 32%
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