AU$68,693
Avg. Salary
AU$28.33
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Boilermaker is AU$28.33 per hour.

The average pay for a Boilermaker is AU$68,693 per year.

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AU$20.81
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AU$40.07
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MEDIAN AU$68,693
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MEDIAN: AU$68,693
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Salary AU$43,939 - AU$121,748
Bonus AU$9.79 - AU$10,940
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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AU$44,292 - AU$94,089
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 149
Hourly Data AU$0AU$59
Hourly Rate AU$20.81 - AU$40.07
Hourly Tips AU$2.18
Overtime AU$25.26 - AU$59.17
Annual Data AU$0AU$94K
Bonus AU$9.79 - AU$10,940
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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AU$44,292 - AU$94,089
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,030

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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Popular Skills for Boilermaker

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 AU$54,000 based on 414 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 AU$61,000 based on 537 salaries. An experienced Boilermaker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$66,000 based on 392 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 AU$64,000 based on 273 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,791

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Boilermaker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Boilermaker?

Boilermaker in Perth:
"Not sure."
Pros: Access to workshop
Cons: Boss

Boilermaker in Maitland:
"Hot, dangerous."
Pros: Learning all aspects of the trade which what I was trained to do
Cons: Just feel that when I'm at work it like I'm not even there because I don't get told how some work shops run and what to do where to find things and boss's are getting upset because I'm always asking for information

Boilermaker in Gosford:
"Ontime Fabrication."
Pros: Close to home. Good work atmosphere
Cons: Pay

Boilermaker in Gosford:
"Ontime Fabrication Gosford."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Nothing

Boilermaker in Melbourne:
"Working in Melbourne."
Pros: It's my home town, plus it close to family and friends, but I know that the job and money could be better if I move to another sate.
Cons:

Boilermaker in Rockhampton:
"Easier ways to earn money honest profesion."
Hey guys boiler making is ok I work with heavy transport mainly making tipping bodys stock crates trays tool boxes fuel tanks water tanks all the way upto mine spec 200 tonne dump truck watertanks and out of every type of metal you can think of aluminium and stainless are becoming more common. We also do everything that comes with that like alot of hydraulic and air over electric systems depending on what ur doing sometimes it can be creative and rewarding sometimes a cnt of a job always hot uv gotta like being burnt and sweating all the time not very rewarding from a health point of view been doin it eight years now wont be able to by fifty most blokes doin it are fd by then. Money wise ok around town around 25 to 30 hr best iv been paid for just a workshop town job 38hr with a trade and a bit of exp but to earn big u will need to go to the mines. Uncertain in the industry atm manufacturing has been shutting up and dying everywhere iv been pretty fortunate in the trade others not so.

Boilermaker in Sydney:
"Good job but stressful."
Pros: I get most of the good jobs most of the people I work with are good at what they do.
Cons: Lots of overtime short deadlines and having stupid people working for me with out the proper tools.

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Key Stats for Boilermaker

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Boilermaker Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼2%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Boilermaker Salaries

▲33%

▲12%

▲9%


National Average
AU$62,000


Welding
▼2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼2%

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%