Average Salary Per Year: $65,341
Check out this adventurous career where you can work with flames and an assortment of tools! Boilermakers’ job duties are versatile and require knowledge from other crafts. They work in a variety of areas, from power generation and paper mills to refineries. They make and install boilers and other large containers. Tasks include reading blueprints, welding or bolting pieces together and installing valves and supports. Boilermakers also perform routine maintenance.
*Average base salary from 2018 NCCER Craft Salary Survey.
Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program
Some boilermakers enter the craft through training in similar occupations, such as pipefitters, millwrights, sheet metal workers, or welders. Much of the core training of those occupations are similar to that of boilermakers.