Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $24.57 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,284 - $78,028
(Median)
$29K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,854
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$17.86 - $31.92
(Median)
$18
$25
$32
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,284 - $78,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
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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$36,749 - $74,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.86 - $31.92  
   
Overtime
$25.27 - $48.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
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).
)
$36,749 - $74,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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Job Description for Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator

Stationary engineers, or boiler operators, are typically in charge of the boiler, engine, and mechanical rooms in large buildings, usually power plants. They are primarily responsible for maintaining heating systems to keep them in good running condition, as well as making manual adjustments to equipment during servicing. Some equipment that they must service includes low- and high-pressure boilers, hot water heating systems, and power and steam boilers. They work primarily on their feet, but may occasionally be required to crawl inside boilers to inspect them.

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Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Tasks

  • 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $50K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $49K. Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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