Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Salary

Male Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $26.21 per hour in the United States. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operators. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,550 - $97,000
$36K
$56K
$97K
MEDIAN: $56,061
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50%
90%

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$18.75 - $36.51
$19
$26
$37
MEDIAN: $26.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,550 - $97,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,790 - $85,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.75 - $36.51  
   
Overtime
$24.67 - $62.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
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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$39,790 - $85,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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

  • 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 or Boiler Operator

Pay by Experience for a Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 32 salaries. A Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 46 salaries.

Key Stats for Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 8%
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