Stationary Engineer Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Stationary Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $25.91 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. The majority of Stationary Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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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MEDIAN: $25.00
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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 (?
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$40,031 - $84,054  
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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  
PayScale
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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Pay by Experience Level for Stationary Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers new to the field can expect to earn $48K, increasing to $60K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $61K after one to two decades. Stationary Engineers' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $61K. 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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For Stationary Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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 also pay below the national average in Houston (-18 percent) and Pittsburgh (-18 percent).

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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%
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