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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 7173 2.82 57
United States 17,20018,700 9.0600 1,2001,950

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.3018.6024.60 29.9336.6141.91

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16688 53.027.2 21.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation19
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation33
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 43
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 21.5

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