Boilermakers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
16k
Average Age
42.2
Estimated Job Growth
0.629%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$63,585
Average Male Salary
$63,746
Average Female Salary
$51,524

About

Boilermakers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Boilermakers was $63,585 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Boilermakers by wage are Writers & authors, Other Sales Workers, and Private detectives & investigators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Boilermakers are Southwest Region PUMA, MS, Pharr, San Juan & Hidalgo Cities PUMA, TX, and Northeast Louisiana PUMA, LA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Boilermakers are Southwest Region PUMA, MS, Pharr, San Juan & Hidalgo Cities PUMA, TX, and Brazoria County (Southwest)Lake Jackson City PUMA, TX.

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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Boilermakers are paid most in Jones, Wayne, Covington, Greene & Jefferson Davis Counties PUMA, MS but are relatively concentrated in Southwest Region PUMA, MS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$63,585
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,005

In 2020, Boilermakers earned an average of $63,585, $7,631 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Writers & authors make somewhat more than Boilermakers while Other Sales Workers 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

0.276
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Boilermakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.276, 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

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries by Share

16k
2020 Workforce
± 3,106
0.863%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 27.3%

The number of people employed as Boilermakers has been growing at a rate of 0.863%, from 15,869 people in 2019 to 16,006 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Boilermakers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Boilermakers at  33.9%, followed by Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing  with 11.6% and Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance with 9.33%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Boilermakers in the US. The average age of male Boilermakers in the workforce is 42.2 and of female Boilermakers is 45.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Boilermakers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

15.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,085
210
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 356

98.7% of Boilermakers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

65.7% of Boilermakers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.1% 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 Sex

42.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.49
45.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 20.7

The median age of Boilermakers is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 3.63 years younger 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Boilermakers hold a major in Engineering.

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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