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Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators earn an average of $23.18 per hour. For the most part, Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,787 - $73,662
(Median)
$30K
$55K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,018
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50%
90%

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$17.45 - $32.36
(Median)
$17
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,787 - $73,662  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,596  
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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$36,369 - $74,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.45 - $32.36  
   
Overtime
$20.82 - $47.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,596  
   
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).
)
$36,369 - $74,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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Job Description for Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator

  • 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 or Boiler Operator

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


Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $47K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $49K. Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $59K.

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Experience Affects Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%