Stationary Engineer and Boiler Operator Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for stationary engineers and boiler operators in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of stationary engineers and boiler operators amongst Illinois 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,020
25th Percentile Wage
$66,110
50th Percentile Wage
$81,900
75th Percentile Wage
$94,050
90th Percentile Wage
$101,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for stationary engineers and boiler operators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,020.

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
$81,900
3.09% 14.64%
2016
$79,370
-1.54% -
2015
$80,590
4.93% -
2014
$76,620
8.16% -
2013
$70,370
0.65% -
2012
$69,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators in state of Illinois ranges from $47,330 to $94,100. The highest paying area for stationary engineers and boiler operators in Illinois is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $94,100. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Springfield (mean annual salary $92,510). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $47,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$94,100
Springfield
$92,510
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$90,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$83,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$81,480
Kankakee-Bradley
$78,600
Rockford
$70,090
Champaign-Urbana
$66,610
Peoria
$65,850
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$64,640
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$61,760
Danville
$47,330




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