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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,080
25th Percentile Wage
$67,370
50th Percentile Wage
$79,370
75th Percentile Wage
$94,530
90th Percentile Wage
$104,120

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 $104,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.04
25th Percentile Wage
$32.39
50th Percentile Wage
$38.15
75th Percentile Wage
$45.45
90th Percentile Wage
$50.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for stationary engineers and boiler operators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.06. The median hourly salary is $38.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.04.

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
201679,370-1.54%11.92%
201580,5904.93%-
201476,6208.16%-
201370,3700.65%-
201269,910--

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 $64,640 to $102,790. The highest paying area for stationary engineers and boiler operators in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $102,790. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $91,540). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$102,790
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$91,540
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$89,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$81,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$80,460
Rockford
$70,090
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$64,640


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