Stationary Engineer Salary
|Salary||$41,648 - $87,619|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,017|
|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).)
|$42,166 - $90,767|
|Hourly Rate||$19.80 - $40.94|
|Overtime||$28.88 - $67.61|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,017|
|Total Pay (||$42,166 - $90,767|
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.Read More...
At all times, stationary engineers must comply with relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as the employer’s procedures, polices and directives. These engineers may have to attend periodic training either required by their employer or on a voluntary basis to keep their skills up to date. Additionally, they may need to provide training or mentor new stationary engineers. Stationary engineers' schedule may vary depending on their employer's needs and the available shifts; shifts may include nights, weekends and holidays.
Employers generally require that stationary engineers have at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; however, they may consider candidates who have significant work experience as stationary engineers in lieu of a degree. Previous relevant experience is generally required or preferred as well.
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Stationary Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $53K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $63K. Stationary Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. For some reason, Stationary Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $63K.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Stationary Engineers that is 55 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Stationary Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+32 percent), Chicago (+28 percent), Denver (+5 percent), and Cleveland (+5 percent). Stationary Engineers in Tulsa earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Buffalo (26 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).
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