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Stationary Engineer and Boiler Operator Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Stationary Engineer and Boiler Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,420
25th Percentile Wage
$47,040
50th Percentile Wage
$59,890
75th Percentile Wage
$75,530
90th Percentile Wage
$95,110

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 $95,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,420. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 161% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$59,890
0.82% 10.57%
2016
$59,400
1.46% -
2015
$58,530
3.76% -
2014
$56,330
3.02% -
2013
$54,630
1.96% -
2012
$53,560
- -

Table 2. Stationary Engineer and Boiler Operator Salary by Industry Sector

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 $89,580. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $49,940).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$89,580
Utilities
$68,840
Construction
$67,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,180
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$67,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,900
Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,480
Finance and Insurance
$62,350
Wholesale Trade
$61,740
Health Care and Social Assistance
$61,560
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,430
Manufacturing
$54,910
Accommodation and Food Services
$54,820
Educational Services
$53,800
Transportation and Warehousing
$53,210
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,940

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators by States

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 $35,100 to $87,020. The highest paying state for stationary engineers and boiler operators is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $87,020. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $35,100. 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
Wyoming
$87,020
Illinois
$81,900
Hawaii
$80,420
California
$80,340
District of Columbia
$77,030
Alaska
$76,070
Michigan
$69,530
New York
$68,730
Delaware
$66,100
Washington
$64,140
Connecticut
$63,380
Nevada
$61,480
Massachusetts
$59,710
New Jersey
$58,280
Utah
$57,890
Minnesota
$57,750
Oregon
$56,580
Maryland
$56,400
Ohio
$56,190
Colorado
$55,660
Iowa
$55,480
Wisconsin
$55,110
Pennsylvania
$54,970
Kansas
$54,740
New Hampshire
$54,630
Oklahoma
$54,330
Florida
$53,310
Arizona
$52,820
Rhode Island
$52,680
Georgia
$51,430
Tennessee
$51,350
South Carolina
$50,600
Indiana
$50,560
North Dakota
$50,550
Missouri
$50,210
Alabama
$50,150
Virginia
$49,820
West Virginia
$48,350
Maine
$48,210
Idaho
$47,170
Arkansas
$47,160
Vermont
$47,140
Nebraska
$47,110
Mississippi
$45,800
Montana
$45,750
South Dakota
$45,480
Texas
$45,240
Louisiana
$43,000
New Mexico
$40,950
Puerto Rico
$38,940
North Carolina
$36,870
Kentucky
$35,100



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