Stationary Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Stationary Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $28.96 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Stationary Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,981 - $85,000
$41K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,540
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50%
90%

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$20.41 - $42.02
$20
$29
$42
MEDIAN: $28.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,981 - $85,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,251  
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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$43,391 - $93,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$20.41 - $42.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$29.36 - $71.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,251  
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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$43,391 - $93,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253

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Job Description for Stationary Engineer

Stationary engineers, also known as power engineers, operate industrial machinery and equipment to ensure their facility has an adequate supply of energy. They may operate electrical, refrigeration, steam and mechanical equipment, as well as turbines, air conditioning equipment, combustion engines, pumps, air compressors and other equipment at their facility. They must regularly maintain all machinery and equipment in accordance with equipment manuals, and they troubleshoot machinery and equipment problems that arise. Stationary engineers need to efficiently and effectively track work orders and report on progress, as well as respond to all maintenance-related requests in a timely manner.

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Stationary Engineer Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Stationary Engineer


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Stationary Engineers often transition into a Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator position. Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators report a slightly lower median income of $52K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Stationary Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Stationary Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Stationary Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 92 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Stationary Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Stationary Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 122 salaries. A Stationary Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 112 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,628

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Stationary Engineers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 67 percent above the national average. Stationary Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+23 percent), San Francisco (+15 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Denver (+2 percent). Stationary Engineers in Tulsa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 32 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Buffalo (32 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Stationary Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Stationary Engineer Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$63,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Stationary Engineer Salaries

Plant Maintenance
▲22%

HVAC System Design
▲5%

Plumbing
▼0%

Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$63,000

HVAC
▼5%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 11%
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