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Welder Boilermaker Salary
in Virginia, United States

$28,179 (USD)

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Last updated: February 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welder Boilermaker is $28,179 a year and $14 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Welder Boilermaker is between $22,016 and $33,139. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Welds together metal components of products, such as pipelines, automobiles, boilers, ships, aircraft, and mobile homes, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment: obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.
  • Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by welding engineer 011.061-026 or welding technician 011.261-014.
  • Starts power supply to produce electric current.
  • Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpiece and join edges of workpiece.
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
  • May manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal.
  • May clean or degrease weld joint or workpiece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.
  • May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes.
  • May prepare broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.
  • May chip off excess weld, slag, and spatter, using hand scraper or power chipper.
  • May preheat workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace.
  • May position and clamp workpieces together or assemble them in jig or fixture.
  • May tack.
Welder Boilermaker Job Prevalence in Virginia, United States

Job family: Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Job family population: 377,250

Estimated population of Welder Boilermaker jobs: 11,069

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Welder Boilermaker Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Jan 16
Sandston, VA, USA
Kosmo Machine Inc.
Do you have experience with welding processes including MIG, TIG, Stick and robotic? Can you read and interpret blueprints? Are you looking to become a member of a team that encourages and ...
Jan 24
Bristol, VA, USA
Becker Mining Systems AG
Becker-Global America is seeking a Welder to perform all weld shop functions as torch-cutting, MIG welding, grinding and other general welding responsibilities. The candidate must possess the ...
Feb 13
Remington, VA, USA
US Pipe
Select correct welding wire based on the application * Prepare surface for welding, including grinding pipe surface and removing oil, grease, and other contaminants * Position item on pipe to proper ...
Dec 2
Eagle Rock, VA, USA
Skilled welders have experience using multiple welding machines including arc welder, TIG (Tungsten insert gas) welder and MIG (Metal insert gas) welder. Position description - Tasks ...
1st & 2nd Class Shipfitter and Welder openings -DBIDS req'd
Jan 4
Norfolk, VA, USA
C.A. Jones, Inc.
Welders will be required to obtain weld certifications in stick and flux core processes (must certify in all positions). Shipfitters will be required to pass torch testing. Projects are located at ...
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