Salary for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

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Also known as:  Boiler Engineer, Boiler Operator , Boiler Plant Operator, Boiler Room Operator, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic Boiler Operator, High Pressure Boiler Operator helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

These employees set up, tend, operate and inspect boilers and other related equipment necessary in providing utilities for buildings or industrial processes. This job can be dangerous as workers are often required to deal with sharp tools. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed vocational training in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to two years of job training on-site.

A Stationary Engineer and Boiler Operator will usually earn a compensation of around $40,680 and $103,580 depending on tenure level. will normally receive a salary of sixty-eight thousand one hundred and seventy dollars every year.

can get the best pay in Illinois, where they earn average wages of close to $89,050. People in this career receive the best pay in Finance and Insurance, where they earn average wages of $78,110.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.22 percent nationwide in that time.


Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
Wholesale Trade
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