Salary for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

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

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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 or Boiler Operator can expect an average salary ranging between 40000 to 60000 depending on the level of experience. Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators get a wage of Fifty Two Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators make the highest salary in Illinois, where they get compensation, on average, of about $65580. This group of professionals can receive the highest pay in Transportation and Warehousing, where they can receive an average pay rate of $67850.

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ANNUAL SALARY
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.65 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $67,850
Transportation and Warehousing $61,940
Utilities $57,580
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $55,800
Public Administration $55,770
Finance and Insurance $55,750
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,750
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $46,240
Manufacturing $48,760
Educational Services $49,300
Accommodation and Food Services $50,260
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $50,400
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