Stationary Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Stationary Engineers earn an average of $25.91 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Stationary Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,264 - $86,015

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$18.39 - $39.53

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,264 - $86,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
Total Pay (?
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$39,804 - $87,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.39 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$26.82 - $54.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
   
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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$39,804 - $87,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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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.

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 $51K.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Stationary Engineers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Maintenance, Plumbing, HVAC, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plant Maintenance and HVAC.

Pay by Experience Level for Stationary Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. For Stationary Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Stationary Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location


For Stationary Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 56 percent greater than the national average. Stationary Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+36 percent) and Chicago (+31 percent). Stationary Engineers in Tulsa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 27 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Pittsburgh (20 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Stationary Engineer Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Stationary Engineer Salaries

Maintenance
up arrow 9%

Plumbing
up arrow 8%

National Average
$58,000

HVAC
up arrow 7%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 13%
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