|Quick Facts: Boilermakers|
$64,290 per year
$30.91 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
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 $64,290 in May 2021.
Employment of boilermakers is projected to decline 5 percent from 2021 to 2031.
Despite declining employment, about 1,100 openings for boilermakers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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