Boilermakers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
43%
risk level
POLLING
39%
Based on 29 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-4.5 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$66,920
or $32.17 per hour
Volume
13,570
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.4/10

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Automation risk

43% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

39% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 43% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Boilermakers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Boilermakers' job openings is expected to decline 4.5% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Boilermakers' was $66,920, or $32 per hour

'Boilermakers' were paid 44.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 13,570 people employed as 'Boilermakers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as 'Boilermakers'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 47-2011.00

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Comments

cat (Moderate) says
There are already robot welders and polishers, but they can't reach the hard places where you would need a human.
Dec 23, 2021 at 08:20 AM
Chance (Low) says
Everything works on a computer program until it actually comes time to put the pieces together.
May 15, 2020 at 08:01 AM
Uncle Joe says
facts mate. furthermore, nowadays boilermakers are also involved in general steel fabrications and they have generally moved away from making boilers, as the first boilermakers did.
Jul 21, 2021 at 01:40 AM

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