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Stationary Engineer Salary (United States)

Most Stationary Engineers in the United States are men. Tutors earn an average of $25.91 per hour,. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Stationary Engineers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Stationary Engineer Salary (?
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$42,036 - $81,180
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MEDIAN: $61,569
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Stationary Engineer Salary (?
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$18.53 - $37.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,036 - $81,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$40,031 - $84,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.53 - $37.82  
   
Overtime
$26.39 - $54.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$40,031 - $84,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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Job Description for Stationary Engineer

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment, ensuring safety of personnel.
  • Analyze data and create maintenance and repair schedules.
  • Monitor and record data from a variety of sources and equipment.
  • Adjust intake and outflow to ensure functionality.

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Typical Stationary Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Maintenance, Plumbing, HVAC, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plant Maintenance and HVAC.

Pay by Experience Level for Stationary Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $61K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals. The majority of Stationary Engineers have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with more than 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with 10 to 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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National Average
$58,000
Houston
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Pittsburgh
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Tulsa
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Stationary Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Stationary Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent) and Chicago (+26 percent). Stationary Engineers in Tulsa earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Houston and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent less).

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Experience Affects Stationary Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$58,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Stationary Engineer Salaries

Maintenance
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Plumbing
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National Average
$58,000
HVAC
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Plant Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 13%