Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators in the United States, bringing in about $23.68 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,783 - $74,420

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$17.95 - $32.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,783 - $74,420  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Total Pay (?
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$37,156 - $74,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.95 - $32.46  
   
Overtime
$22.98 - $47.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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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$37,156 - $74,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $49K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $49K. For Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 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
26%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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