By the numbers:





Median Pay


Estimated New Apprentices Needed Per Year

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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What’s a Boilermaker? We get that question a lot. We’re an elite force of welders and riggers who work in heavy construction. We build and maintain power plants and refineries, massive storage tanks and the vessels that power our Navy. To name a few things.

We’re proud of our work building, powering and keeping America moving.

When you get started with the Boilermakers, you’ll begin with our registered apprenticeship program. You’ll get hands-on on-the-job training, and you’ll receive a salary as you work toward becoming a journey worker Boilermaker. And veterans may claim their GI Bill benefits during their apprenticeship.

Whether you’ve already got the skills—or want to gain the skills—for a career that pays the bills, gives you the freedom to work when and where you want and earns you excellent wages and benefits, the Boilermakers union might be right for you.

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The building trades have some of the highest pay and job satisfaction ratings, and for good reason. It’s fulfilling and rewarding work – tangible work you do with your own hands – and it comes with amazing benefits, including competitive salaries, great work-life balance, rich health and wellness benefits, and more.