Boiler Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Boiler Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.94 per hour nationwide. Compensation ranges from $13.63 per hour on the lower end to $28.32 on the higher end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Most Boiler Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,411 - $71,136
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,068
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$13.63 - $28.32
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$14
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,411 - $71,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,063  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,544 - $64,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $28.32  
   
Overtime
$18.02 - $40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,544 - $64,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 318
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Job Description for Boiler Operator

A boiler operator is involved in the climate control machinery and systems of a large building (or set of buildings), typically a hospital, school, jail, factory, or manufacturing plant. The boiler operator ensures that the boilers - who typically control heating and cooling throughout the facility - are working at optimal settings and peak efficiency. These operators often work in control rooms with computer screens which display readouts of the boiler's and system's performance. However, the day-to-day work may change if the system breaks down and requires repair or maintenance.

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Boiler Operator Tasks

  • Complete all preventative and routine maintenance on boilers and related equipment.
  • Adjust controls to keep boilers within safety and tolerance limits.
  • Operate boilers, including reading instruments and gauges to identify problems.
  • Maintain logs of activities, tolerances, outputs, and maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Boiler Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Boiler Operators make a median salary of $50K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Boiler Operator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Boiler Operator in Plentywood:
"What his pay scale worth."
Hes not a new boiler operator! Has been for 20 yrs hes paid $16. Now for cleaning but also maintains the boiler when its put on for the winter months. Has the boiler license to take care of it.

Boiler Operator in Roanoke:
"Educate."
Attend any apprentice schooling you can for electrical, Hvac, welding and controls.

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Experience Affects Boiler Operator Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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