• Boilermakers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 65,720
    $42,210 range bar $74,830
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Boilermakers assemble, install, maintain, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.

What do they typically do

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.2%
Job Openings 17

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Education & Training

  • Education

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