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Boilermakers (47-2011)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 64 72 12.5 2 5 8
United States 14500 15300 0.0 400 1100 1600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
United States 32.42 19.05 25.59 31.42 39.02 48.04
Alaska 38.99 32.19 34.13 37.25 42.66 50.46

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.