Average Early-Career Boiler Operator Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Boiler Operator is $19.83.
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $27
$0 - $4,865
Profit Sharing
$600 - $1,250
Total Pay
$29,223 - $63,616

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Job Description for Boiler Operator

Boiler Operator Tasks
  • Operate boilers, including reading instruments and gauges to identify problems.
  • Maintain logs of activities, tolerances, outputs, and maintenance.
  • Complete all preventative and routine maintenance on boilers and related equipment.
  • Adjust controls to keep boilers within safety and tolerance limits.

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Popular Skills for Boiler Operator

Skills in Plant Maintenance, Maintenance and Systems Computer/Console Operations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance and Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Boiler Operator

An entry-level Boiler Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.29 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Boiler Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.28 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Boiler Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.32 based on 117 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

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