Boilermaker Salary

Boilermakers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $27.31 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. For the most part, Boilermakers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,672 - $160,000
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$160K
MEDIAN: $60,194
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$18.23 - $38.17
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$0$160K
Salary $29,672 - $160,000
Bonus $35.23 - $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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$39,717 - $102,487
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $18.23 - $38.17
Hourly Tips $29.92
Overtime $18.57 - $55.85
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $35.23 - $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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$39,717 - $102,487
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 190

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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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Q: What is it like working as a Boilermaker?

Boilermaker in Fort Wayne:
"I know I'm worth more than 13.50$"
Pros: I love everything about my job just can't handle my wages.
Cons:

Boilermaker in guteg:
"Make sure job is right."
Pros: Make time to come at work and we are do ever thing like ruls of the work.
Cons: Make sure abaunt ppi at the work.

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Key Stats for Boilermaker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Boilermaker Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Boilermaker Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲26%

▲22%

boilermaker
▲9%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 32%
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