Boilermakers

4.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
43%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-4.5%
by 2031
WAGES
$64,290
or $30.91 hourly
VOLUME
12,920
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 43% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Assisting and Caring for Others
Key
very important
quite important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Boilermakers' job openings is expected to decline by -4.5% by 2031
'Boilermakers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Boilermakers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Boilermakers' was $64,290, or $30.91 hourly
'Boilermakers' are paid 40.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as boilermakers?

As of 2021 there were 12,920 people employed as Boilermakers within the United States.
This represents around 0.009% 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

Chance (Small chance) 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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