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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Boilermakers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,690
25th Percentile Wage
$49,610
50th Percentile Wage
$62,060
75th Percentile Wage
$75,500
90th Percentile Wage
$85,800

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 $85,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,690. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 127% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of boilermakers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,0603.13%8.86%
201560,1200.43%-
201459,8603.63%-
201357,6901.96%-
201256,560--

Table 2. Boilermakers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of boilermakers in 11 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 $45,380).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$73,340
Construction
$65,280
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$64,510
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,780
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,780
Wholesale Trade
$60,670
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$60,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,250
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,950
Manufacturing
$55,450
Educational Services
$45,380

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 $81,580. The highest paying state for boilermakers is California with a median annual salary of $81,580. 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
California
$81,580
New Hampshire
$76,170
Indiana
$73,590
Iowa
$73,040
Missouri
$72,320
Minnesota
$71,230
Michigan
$69,900
Wyoming
$69,810
Pennsylvania
$67,950
Tennessee
$67,260
Ohio
$66,740
Wisconsin
$66,270
New Jersey
$66,030
Montana
$65,750
Georgia
$65,560
Colorado
$65,290
North Dakota
$65,090
Maryland
$64,980
Connecticut
$64,760
New York
$64,460
New Mexico
$64,450
District of Columbia
$63,460
Kentucky
$62,420
Utah
$62,350
Illinois
$61,490
Texas
$59,350
Louisiana
$59,010
Washington
$58,550
Florida
$58,430
Oklahoma
$58,230
Mississippi
$55,430
Arizona
$55,270
South Carolina
$54,800
Virginia
$54,300
Alabama
$52,290
Nebraska
$51,000
North Carolina
$49,990
Massachusetts
$49,510
Vermont
$46,110
Arkansas
$42,920
Puerto Rico
$21,710



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