Boilermakers (47-2011)

Occupation description:  Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7666 -13.20 11
United States 17,40019,000 8.7150 270420

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.9018.1223.85 29.8436.3041.25

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
12468 54.840.0 28.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation23
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation43
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 39
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Apprenticeship

Training Resources

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Boiler Maintenance and Repair & OSHA 10 Hour