Training Requirements for Boilermakers

Boilermakers need a high school diploma or equivalent and apprenticeship.

Degrees for Boilermakers
Percent
Less than High School 13.1
High School 48.9
Some College 26.2
Associates Degree 8.3
Bachelors Degree 2.7
Masters Degree 0.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Boilermakers

This represents about 17,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more boilermakers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

Typical Income for Boilermakers

Hourly Income

On average,boilermakers make $29.90 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Boilermakers $18.12 $23.85 $29.84 $36.30 $41.25
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, boilermakers make $62,200 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Boilermakers $37,690 $49,610 $62,060 $75,500 $85,800
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics