Stationary Engineer and Boiler Operator Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for stationary engineers and boiler operators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of stationary engineers and boiler operators among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,450
25th Percentile Wage
$69,010
50th Percentile Wage
$80,340
75th Percentile Wage
$96,600
90th Percentile Wage
$105,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for stationary engineers and boiler operators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,340
4.06% 18.25%
2016
$77,080
3.48% -
2015
$74,400
7.07% -
2014
$69,140
3.20% -
2013
$66,930
1.87% -
2012
$65,680
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators in state of California ranges from $34,920 to $98,440. The highest paying area for stationary engineers and boiler operators in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $98,440. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $95,790). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $34,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$98,440
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$95,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$82,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$81,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$80,610
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$80,130
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$77,140
Modesto
$74,070
Fresno
$73,020
Vallejo-Fairfield
$72,480
Stockton
$72,480
Salinas
$72,480
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$72,480
Bakersfield-Delano
$72,470
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$72,430
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$72,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$70,110
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$69,570
El Centro
$69,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$68,850
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,680
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$59,760
Visalia-Porterville
$34,920




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