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 metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,850
25th Percentile Wage
$65,890
50th Percentile Wage
$77,080
75th Percentile Wage
$93,440
90th Percentile Wage
$102,170

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 $102,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.85
25th Percentile Wage
$31.68
50th Percentile Wage
$37.06
75th Percentile Wage
$44.92
90th Percentile Wage
$49.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for stationary engineers and boiler operators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.12. The median hourly salary is $37.06. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.85.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,0803.48%14.79%
201574,4007.07%-
201469,1403.20%-
201366,9301.87%-
201265,680--

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 $59,760 to $94,460. 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 $94,460. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $91,910). The lowest paying area is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $59,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$94,460
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$91,910
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$82,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$78,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$76,780
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$74,160
Bakersfield-Delano
$72,440
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$72,430
Stockton
$72,430
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$72,430
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$72,300
Fresno
$71,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$70,110
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$69,570
Salinas
$69,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$68,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$63,620
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$59,760


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