Boilermakers Salary Information

The salary statistics of boilermakers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of boilermakers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The boilermakers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Boilermakers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,700
25th Percentile Wage
$51,160
50th Percentile Wage
$62,260
75th Percentile Wage
$76,140
90th Percentile Wage
$87,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for boilermakers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) boilermakers is $87,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,700. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 125% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of boilermakers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,260
0.32% 9.16%
2016
$62,060
3.13% -
2015
$60,120
0.43% -
2014
$59,860
3.63% -
2013
$57,690
1.96% -
2012
$56,560
- -

Table 2. Boilermakers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of boilermakers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for boilermakers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $73,340. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $44,340).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$73,340
Mining
$72,670
Transportation and Warehousing
$68,630
Construction
$65,380
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$64,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,070
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,150
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$59,440
Wholesale Trade
$58,330
Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,020
Manufacturing
$54,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,150
Educational Services
$44,340

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Boilermakers by States

From the above tables we note that not only boilermakers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of boilermakers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $21,710 to $85,180. The highest paying state for boilermakers is Pennsylvania with a median annual salary of $85,180. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,710. For more salary information of boilermakers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Pennsylvania
$85,180
Alaska
$81,090
Kentucky
$80,810
Illinois
$77,570
New Hampshire
$76,170
Nevada
$74,140
Indiana
$74,040
Iowa
$73,040
Minnesota
$71,230
Ohio
$70,350
Montana
$70,270
Wisconsin
$69,780
Georgia
$69,650
Wyoming
$69,580
Massachusetts
$69,450
Michigan
$68,540
West Virginia
$68,430
California
$67,650
Idaho
$67,400
Colorado
$65,290
North Dakota
$65,090
Maryland
$64,980
Connecticut
$64,930
District of Columbia
$63,460
Florida
$62,350
Washington
$60,580
New York
$60,490
Oklahoma
$59,310
Kansas
$59,100
Utah
$58,710
Texas
$58,640
New Mexico
$57,880
Louisiana
$57,770
Missouri
$57,660
Oregon
$56,810
Virginia
$56,630
Tennessee
$56,340
South Carolina
$56,080
New Jersey
$55,450
Nebraska
$55,330
Arizona
$53,880
North Carolina
$49,590
Mississippi
$49,250
Alabama
$47,230
Vermont
$46,110
Arkansas
$35,490
Puerto Rico
$21,710



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