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Highest Paying Industries for Boilermakers

The top 69 highest paying industries for boilermakers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $68,680, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for boilermakers. It is followed by petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry (average annual salary $68,370). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of boilermakers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 69 Highest Paying Industries for Boilermakers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$68,680
50
2 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$68,370
80
3 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$68,370
3,200
4 Specialty Trade Contractors
$66,700
5,860
5 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$66,670
800
6 Building Equipment Contractors
$66,280
5,190
7 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$66,080
110
8 Construction
$65,310
11,500
9 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$65,070
800
10 Chemical Manufacturing
$64,020
50
11 Nonresidential Building Construction
$63,680
n/a
12 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$63,540
2,490
13 Construction of Buildings
$63,460
n/a
14 Utility System Construction
$63,090
2,150
15 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$62,540
50
16 Utilities
$60,970
70
17 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$60,800
290
18 Wholesale Trade
$60,140
350
19 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$58,730
70
20 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,550
70
21 Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,550
70
22 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$58,340
70
23 Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,300
70
24 Building Finishing Contractors
$58,110
70
25 Rail Transportation
$57,950
290
26 Transportation and Warehousing
$57,780
300
27 Ship and Boat Building
$57,760
n/a
28 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$57,520
n/a
29 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$56,130
1,200
30 Forging and Stamping
$54,720
n/a
31 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$54,320
100
32 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$54,290
60
33 Engineering Services
$54,000
150
34 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$54,000
150
35 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,000
150
36 Administrative and Support Services
$53,570
300
37 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,570
300
38 Employment Services
$53,540
290
39 Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$53,460
n/a
40 Machinery Manufacturing
$51,980
140
41 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,080
60
42 Metal Ore Mining
$51,030
40
43 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$51,030
40
44 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,900
160
45 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,200
320
46 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,200
320
47 Mining
$50,140
40
48 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$49,380
260
49 Federal government, including USPS
$49,370
110
50 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$49,370
110
51 Manufacturing
$49,050
2,950
52 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$48,900
900
53 Repair and Maintenance
$48,900
900
54 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,900
920
55 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,980
n/a
56 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,690
1,910
57 Educational Services - Local government owned
$47,300
100
58 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$46,380
90
59 State government, including schools and hospitals
$44,680
120
60 Educational Services - Privately owned
$44,510
50
61 Educational Services
$44,480
210
62 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$44,120
50
63 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$43,790
1,350
64 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$43,530
70
65 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$43,200
70
66 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$41,650
110
67 Educational Services - State government owned
$39,290
60
68 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$38,800
60
69 Temporary Help Services
$38,240
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for boilermakers.