Stationary Engineer and Boiler Operator Salary Information in Tennessee

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,870
25th Percentile Wage
$39,560
50th Percentile Wage
$51,350
75th Percentile Wage
$61,400
90th Percentile Wage
$72,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for stationary engineers and boiler operators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,870.

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
$51,350
-8.74% 5.84%
2016
$55,840
0.84% -
2015
$55,370
1.90% -
2014
$54,320
4.77% -
2013
$51,730
6.53% -
2012
$48,350
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators in state of Tennessee ranges from $24,400 to $63,610. The highest paying area for stationary engineers and boiler operators in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $63,610. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $59,720). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$63,610
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$59,720
Memphis
$52,100
Chattanooga
$48,690
Clarksville
$38,090
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$30,600
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,400




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