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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,150
25th Percentile Wage
$46,470
50th Percentile Wage
$59,400
75th Percentile Wage
$74,550
90th Percentile Wage
$93,300

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.

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
201659,4001.46%9.83%
201558,5303.76%-
201456,3303.02%-
201354,6301.96%-
201253,560--

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 $77,030. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $50,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$77,030
Finance and Insurance
$70,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,230
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$69,870
Transportation and Warehousing
$67,130
Utilities
$65,760
Construction
$64,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,900
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,660
Health Care and Social Assistance
$60,320
Wholesale Trade
$58,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$57,090
Educational Services
$55,170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,790
Manufacturing
$54,700
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,460
Accommodation and Food Services
$50,330

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 $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
Illinois
$79,370
California
$77,080
Alaska
$76,320
Wyoming
$73,770
Hawaii
$73,570
District of Columbia
$73,540
Michigan
$66,990
New York
$66,320
Delaware
$64,980
Washington
$64,030
Nevada
$60,610
Massachusetts
$60,140
Connecticut
$59,780
Colorado
$58,030
Kansas
$57,770
Maryland
$57,770
Florida
$57,540
Utah
$56,840
New Jersey
$56,700
Iowa
$55,980
Minnesota
$55,890
Tennessee
$55,840
Oregon
$54,440
Pennsylvania
$54,060
Ohio
$53,970
New Hampshire
$53,470
Oklahoma
$52,640
South Carolina
$52,550
Virginia
$52,240
Georgia
$51,630
Arizona
$51,430
Wisconsin
$50,920
Rhode Island
$50,750
Arkansas
$49,810
Idaho
$49,790
Maine
$49,470
North Dakota
$49,000
Alabama
$48,050
Missouri
$47,620
Nebraska
$45,780
Indiana
$45,680
West Virginia
$45,580
Vermont
$45,060
Mississippi
$44,750
Montana
$43,380
Louisiana
$43,310
South Dakota
$43,100
Texas
$41,410
New Mexico
$40,020
Puerto Rico
$38,480
North Carolina
$37,540
Kentucky
$36,880



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