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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2011 Boilermakers

Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.


National estimates for Boilermakers
Industry profile for Boilermakers
Geographic profile for Boilermakers

National estimates for Boilermakers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Boilermakers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,020 7.2 % $ 32.42 $ 67,430 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Boilermakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.05 $ 25.59 $ 31.42 $ 39.02 $ 48.04
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,620 $ 53,240 $ 65,360 $ 81,150 $ 99,920


Industry profile for Boilermakers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Boilermakers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Boilermakers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Boilermakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 3,530 0.63 $ 34.49 $ 71,750
Building Equipment Contractors 2,660 0.12 $ 34.58 $ 71,920
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,880 0.23 $ 32.56 $ 67,720
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,100 0.53 $ 29.75 $ 61,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 820 0.17 $ 28.63 $ 59,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Boilermakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 3,530 0.63 $ 34.49 $ 71,750
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,100 0.53 $ 29.75 $ 61,890
Metal Ore Mining 140 0.34 $ 29.99 $ 62,380
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,880 0.23 $ 32.56 $ 67,720
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 250 0.21 $ 32.74 $ 68,100

Top paying industries for Boilermakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 110 0.10 $ 44.63 $ 92,840
Rail Transportation 210 0.10 $ 38.08 $ 79,210
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 370 0.02 $ 37.59 $ 78,190
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $ 34.72 $ 72,220
Building Equipment Contractors 2,660 0.12 $ 34.58 $ 71,920


Geographic profile for Boilermakers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Boilermakers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Boilermakers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Boilermakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,620 0.30 2.97 $ 29.37 $ 61,080
Louisiana 1,250 0.70 6.91 $ 31.08 $ 64,650
Ohio 750 0.15 1.46 $ 36.71 $ 76,360
California 750 0.05 0.45 $ 39.24 $ 81,630
New York 610 0.07 0.69 $ 43.79 $ 91,090




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Boilermakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,250 0.70 6.91 $ 31.08 $ 64,650
Wyoming 80 0.32 3.17 $ 29.66 $ 61,700
Texas 3,620 0.30 2.97 $ 29.37 $ 61,080
Alabama 370 0.19 1.93 $ 28.62 $ 59,530
South Dakota 80 0.19 1.91 $ 24.57 $ 51,110




Top paying states for Boilermakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $ 44.55 $ 92,670
New York 610 0.07 0.69 $ 43.79 $ 91,090
Minnesota 130 0.05 0.46 $ 40.95 $ 85,170
Pennsylvania 310 0.06 0.56 $ 39.62 $ 82,400
California 750 0.05 0.45 $ 39.24 $ 81,630





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Boilermakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,930 0.65 6.45 $ 30.53 $ 63,490
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 570 3.74 37.07 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
Baton Rouge, LA 540 1.44 14.33 $ 32.01 $ 66,580
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 370 0.04 0.41 $ 49.55 $ 103,050
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 350 0.20 1.94 $ 38.72 $ 80,540
Lake Charles, LA 290 2.83 28.10 $ 30.82 $ 64,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 260 0.10 0.95 $ 41.91 $ 87,180
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 190 0.18 1.80 $ 36.06 $ 75,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.13 1.34 $ 35.76 $ 74,370
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 170 0.33 3.23 $ 30.32 $ 63,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Boilermakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 570 3.74 37.07 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
Lake Charles, LA 290 2.83 28.10 $ 30.82 $ 64,100
Baton Rouge, LA 540 1.44 14.33 $ 32.01 $ 66,580
Corpus Christi, TX 160 0.91 9.06 $ 28.49 $ 59,250
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 110 0.80 7.93 $ 26.49 $ 55,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,930 0.65 6.45 $ 30.53 $ 63,490
Abilene, TX 30 0.47 4.69 $ 23.03 $ 47,900
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.39 3.83 $ 33.53 $ 69,750
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.38 3.74 $ 33.21 $ 69,080
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 170 0.33 3.23 $ 30.32 $ 63,060




Top paying metropolitan areas for Boilermakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 370 0.04 0.41 $ 49.55 $ 103,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 260 0.10 0.95 $ 41.91 $ 87,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.03 0.33 $ 41.85 $ 87,050
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 350 0.20 1.94 $ 38.72 $ 80,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 37.82 $ 78,660
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 1.10 $ 36.50 $ 75,910
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $ 36.49 $ 75,890
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 190 0.18 1.80 $ 36.06 $ 75,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.13 1.34 $ 35.76 $ 74,370
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 40 0.15 1.49 $ 33.92 $ 70,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Boilermakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 180 0.58 5.76 $ 36.96 $ 76,870
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 6.13 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Boilermakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 6.13 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 180 0.58 5.76 $ 36.96 $ 76,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Boilermakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 180 0.58 5.76 $ 36.96 $ 76,870
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 34.90 $ 72,580
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 17.64 $ 36,680


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021