The salary statistics of stationary engineers and boiler operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of stationary engineers and boiler operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The stationary engineers and boiler operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for stationary engineers and boiler operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) stationary engineers and boiler operators is $93,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,150. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 165% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of stationary engineers and boiler operators in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for stationary engineers and boiler operators occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $77,030. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $50,330).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only stationary engineers and boiler operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of stationary engineers and boiler operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,880 to $79,370. The highest paying state for stationary engineers and boiler operators is Illinois with a median annual salary of $79,370. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $36,880. For more salary information of stationary engineers and boiler operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|North Carolina|| |