|Quick Facts: Boilermakers|
$63,100 per year
$30.34 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|6% (As fast as average)|
Boilermakers assemble, install, maintain, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.
Boilermakers do physically demanding work. They may travel to worksites and be away from home for extended periods.
Boilermakers typically learn their trade through an apprenticeship program.
The median annual wage for boilermakers was $63,100 in May 2019.
Employment of boilermakers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need to install, replace, and maintain boiler parts, such as boiler tubes, heating elements, and ductwork, is an ongoing process that will require the work of boilermakers.
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