Boiler Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Boiler Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.30 per hour nationwide. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,051 - $87,267
$30K
$47K
$87K
MEDIAN: $46,811
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$14.41 - $28.81
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$0$87K
Salary $30,051 - $87,267
Bonus $0.00 - $3,048
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$31,240 - $66,089
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.41 - $28.81
Overtime $19.57 - $43.52
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,048
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$31,240 - $66,089
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 268

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Boiler Operator

Pay by Experience for a Boiler Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Boiler Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Boiler Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Boiler Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 93 salaries. A Boiler Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 74 salaries.

Boiler Operator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Boiler Operator?

Boiler Operator in pak:
"Honesty is the best policy."
To work hard. ....and focus my work.

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.

Key Stats for Boiler Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Boiler Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%
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