Men account for the majority of Stationary Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $27.77 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Stationary Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,648 - $87,619
$42K
$61K
$88K
MEDIAN: $60,732
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50%
90%

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$19.80 - $40.94
$20
$28
$41
MEDIAN: $27.77
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,648 - $87,619  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
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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$42,166 - $90,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $40.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$28.88 - $67.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
   
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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$42,166 - $90,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 256

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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.

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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

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

National Average: $60,766

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Stationary Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Stationary Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%



National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Stationary Engineer Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 36%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 9%

Plumbing
up arrow 3%

Maintenance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$61,000

HVAC
up arrow 3%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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