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Average Boilermaker Hourly Pay

$29.44
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$5,034
Bonus
$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Boilermaker is $29.44.
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$19.36
MEDIAN
$29.44
90%
$41.57
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Hourly Rate
$19 - $42
Bonus
$391 - $10,380
Profit Sharing
$315 - $15,000
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$41,782 - $103,978
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What Do Boilermakers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Boilermaker

4 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Boilermakers?

Skills in Welding, Plant Maintenance, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Boilermakers?

An entry-level Boilermaker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.03 based on 8 salaries. An early career Boilermaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.58 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Boilermaker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.03 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Boilermaker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.37 based on 101 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
Employees with Boilermaker in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 37.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (33.6% more) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (23.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (22.4% less), Corpus Christi, Texas (15.5% less) and Houston, Texas (5.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 320 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.5%
Early Career
23.1%
Mid Career
23.1%
Experienced
31.6%
Late Career
19.7%