The average hourly pay for a Boilermaker is $29.44.
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What Do Boilermakers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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
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