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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
15,820 7.4 % $31.27 $65,040 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.16 $25.27 $30.34 $37.44 $45.40
Annual Wage (2) $39,840 $52,570 $63,100 $77,870 $94,440


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 3,730 0.65 $31.59 $65,700
Building Equipment Contractors 3,210 0.14 $35.39 $73,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,490 0.30 $32.15 $66,870
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,110 0.23 $28.59 $59,470
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,050 0.49 $28.44 $59,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 3,730 0.65 $31.59 $65,700
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,050 0.49 $28.44 $59,150
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,490 0.30 $32.15 $66,870
Metal Ore Mining 120 0.29 $29.52 $61,410
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,110 0.23 $28.59 $59,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 120 0.11 $41.29 $85,880
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 280 0.02 $36.51 $75,940
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 110 0.02 $35.50 $73,830
Building Equipment Contractors 3,210 0.14 $35.39 $73,610
Rail Transportation 130 0.05 $34.16 $71,060


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,590 0.37 3.43 $28.41 $59,090
Louisiana 1,320 0.69 6.38 $29.35 $61,050
Indiana 830 0.27 2.49 $34.85 $72,490
Ohio 820 0.15 1.41 $34.97 $72,730
New York 720 0.08 0.70 $41.49 $86,290




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 220 0.81 7.50 $32.96 $68,560
Louisiana 1,320 0.69 6.38 $29.35 $61,050
Texas 4,590 0.37 3.43 $28.41 $59,090
Indiana 830 0.27 2.49 $34.85 $72,490
Montana 80 0.18 1.66 $33.20 $69,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 720 0.08 0.70 $41.49 $86,290
Pennsylvania 500 0.08 0.79 $39.99 $83,180
Kentucky (8) (8) (8) $37.21 $77,400
California 570 0.03 0.30 $37.03 $77,020
Washington (8) (8) (8) $36.82 $76,580





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,250 0.74 6.86 $29.09 $60,500
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 620 3.87 35.93 $27.30 $56,780
Baton Rouge, LA 620 1.58 14.63 $29.99 $62,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 610 0.06 0.58 $42.55 $88,500
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 410 0.39 3.60 $37.40 $77,800
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 390 0.20 1.81 $36.86 $76,670
Corpus Christi, TX 380 2.03 18.81 $28.57 $59,430
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 2.44 $40.93 $85,140
Lake Charles, LA 280 2.45 22.76 $29.86 $62,100
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 250 0.23 2.14 $35.50 $73,830




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 620 3.87 35.93 $27.30 $56,780
Lake Charles, LA 280 2.45 22.76 $29.86 $62,100
Corpus Christi, TX 380 2.03 18.81 $28.57 $59,430
Baton Rouge, LA 620 1.58 14.63 $29.99 $62,380
Odessa, TX 80 1.00 9.28 $25.85 $53,760
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 110 0.75 7.00 $25.70 $53,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,250 0.74 6.86 $29.09 $60,500
Ann Arbor, MI 120 0.53 4.92 $32.98 $68,590
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 190 0.41 3.83 $31.98 $66,510
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 90 0.39 3.65 $21.11 $43,900




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

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 610 0.06 0.58 $42.55 $88,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.28 $41.65 $86,630
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 2.44 $40.93 $85,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 240 0.08 0.78 $40.31 $83,840
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 410 0.39 3.60 $37.40 $77,800
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 60 0.05 0.51 $36.86 $76,670
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 390 0.20 1.81 $36.86 $76,670
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 100 0.03 0.32 $36.05 $74,980
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 250 0.23 2.14 $35.50 $73,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.90 $72,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 7.24 $31.35 $65,200
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 8.07 $28.51 $59,310
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 3.38 $35.16 $73,130

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 8.07 $28.51 $59,310
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 7.24 $31.35 $65,200
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 3.38 $35.16 $73,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $44.77 $93,110
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 3.38 $35.16 $73,130
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 7.24 $31.35 $65,200
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 8.07 $28.51 $59,310
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.77 $51,530


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020