Boilermakers

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2019 Workforce
18.6k
Average Age
43.4
Estimated Job Growth
0.629%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$63,823
Average Male Salary
$63,970

About

Boilermakers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Boilermakers was $63,823 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Boilermakers by wage are Court reporters and simultaneous captioners, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, and Other Sales Workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Boilermakers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Boilermakers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Boilermakers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Boilermakers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Boilermakers, by average wage, is Construction. Boilermakers are paid most in Flagstaff City PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$63,823
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,064

In 2019, Boilermakers earned an average of $63,823, $8,299 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products make somewhat more than Boilermakers while Court reporters and simultaneous captioners make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Boilermakers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.242
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Boilermakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.242, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Boilermakers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Boilermakers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Boilermakers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Boilermakers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Boilermakers, by number of employees, are Construction, Petroleum refining, and Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Boilermakers, by average wage, are Construction, Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

18.6k
2019 Workforce
± 3,346
50.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.9%

The number of people employed as Boilermakers has been growing at a rate of 50.7%, from 12,328 people in 2018 to 18,581 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Boilermakers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Boilermakers at  34.9%, followed by Petroleum refining with 11.8% and Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing  with 10.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Boilermakers in the US. The average age of male Boilermakers in the workforce is 43.5 and of female Boilermakers is N/A, and the most common race/ethnicity for Boilermakers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

18.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,323

100% of Boilermakers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Boilermakers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Boilermakers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

64.7% of Boilermakers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.7% of Boilermakers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Boilermakers.

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Age by Gender

43.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.2

The median age of Boilermakers is 43.4, and Male employees are generally 43.5 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Boilermakers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Boilermakers is false but a relatively high number of Boilermakers hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Boilermakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boilermakers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Quality Control Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Boilermakers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Installation.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Boilermakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Boilermakers are expected to see a growth of 0.629% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

0.629%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Boilermakers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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