Boilermaker Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Boilermakers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $26.50 per hour nationwide. Compensation ranges between $16.31 per hour and $38.04. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of Boilermakers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,894 - $99,451
(Median)
$43K
$67K
$99K
MEDIAN: $67,159
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$16.31 - $38.04
(Median)
$16
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$42,894 - $99,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
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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$40,515 - $92,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.31 - $38.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.84  
Overtime
$21.30 - $52.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
   
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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$40,515 - $92,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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

  • Align structure or plates that are to be assembled on boiler frames, tanks, or structures.
  • Use appropriate large-scale equipment such as manlifts/cranes (and accompanying hand signals), fork lifts, and company trucks safely.
  • Interpret work orders, job orders, specifications, blueprints, ISO’s or other drawings and recognize basic blueprint terms and symbols accurately.
  • Hammer, flame-cut, file or grind irregular edges of structural parts.
  • Assemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.

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Boilermakers note just a narrow range of job skills. Welding and Metal Inert Gas Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like boilermaker.

Pay by Experience Level for Boilermaker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Boilermakers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $55K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $66K. For Boilermakers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $78K.

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Experience Affects Boilermaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Boilermaker Salaries

up arrow 19%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 4%

National Average
$62,000

boilermaker
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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