Boiler Operator Salary (United States)

A Boiler Operator earns an average wage of $18.37 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Boiler Operator Salary (?
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$25,440 - $70,234
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,259
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Boiler Operator Salary (?
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$12.76 - $26.09
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,440 - $70,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,135  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,750  
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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$28,215 - $60,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $26.09  
   
Overtime
$16.96 - $37.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,750  
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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$28,215 - $60,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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Job Description for Boiler Operator

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Boiler Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%