• Boilermakers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 56,740
    $34,350 range bar $84,200
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Boilermakers assemble, install, maintain, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases used in buildings, factories, and ships to heat water or other fluids under extreme pressure to generate electric power and provide heat.

What do they typically do

  • Test and inspect boiler systems for leaks or defects
  • Read blueprints to determine locations, positions, and dimensions of boiler parts
  • Assemble boiler tanks, often using robotic or automatic welders
  • Replace or repair broken valves, pipes, or joints, using hand and power tools, gas torches, and welding equipment
  • Lay out prefabricated parts of larger boilers before assembling them
  • Clean vats with scrapers, wire brushes, and cleaning solvents
  • Install small premade boilers in buildings and manufacturing facilities

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.5%
Job Opening 14

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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