Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
34,630 2.0 % $29.08 $60,480 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.02 $22.29 $28.14 $35.09 $43.88
Annual Wage (2) $35,400 $46,350 $58,530 $72,980 $91,260


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,740 0.09 $30.19 $62,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,880 0.07 $34.79 $72,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,450 0.12 $27.16 $56,480
State Government (OES Designation) 2,550 0.12 $28.49 $59,260
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,220 2.18 $26.90 $55,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,220 2.18 $26.90 $55,960
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 590 1.21 $26.97 $56,100
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,010 1.07 $27.34 $56,870
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 560 0.62 $19.74 $41,050
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 390 0.52 $20.77 $43,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 90 0.10 $36.79 $76,520
Postal Service 40 0.01 $36.34 $75,580
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.02 $36.21 $75,310
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,880 0.07 $34.79 $72,370
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 200 0.04 $34.50 $71,770


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,070 0.45 1.80 $34.35 $71,440
California 3,980 0.26 1.02 $36.16 $75,220
Illinois 3,230 0.55 2.20 $38.45 $79,980
Pennsylvania 1,980 0.35 1.38 $24.86 $51,710
New Jersey 1,730 0.44 1.76 $26.04 $54,160



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 600 0.88 3.51 $34.13 $70,980
Maine 390 0.66 2.62 $22.28 $46,340
Illinois 3,230 0.55 2.20 $38.45 $79,980
Nebraska 500 0.52 2.07 $21.25 $44,190
Montana 210 0.48 1.91 $26.98 $56,130



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 3,230 0.55 2.20 $38.45 $79,980
California 3,980 0.26 1.02 $36.16 $75,220
Alaska 140 0.42 1.67 $35.61 $74,070
Hawaii 60 0.09 0.37 $35.02 $72,840
New York 4,070 0.45 1.80 $34.35 $71,440




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,590 0.40 1.59 $39.01 $81,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.62 2.46 $38.68 $80,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.21 0.85 $36.64 $76,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.35 1.38 $33.11 $68,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 700 0.24 0.95 $19.08 $39,700
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 680 0.59 2.35 $24.44 $50,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 660 0.35 1.39 $29.03 $60,380
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.62 2.48 $43.67 $90,830
Pittsburgh, PA 610 0.54 2.14 $24.79 $51,560
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 420 0.31 1.22 $28.76 $59,830



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 110 3.20 12.76 $36.32 $75,550
Cumberland, MD-WV 70 2.05 8.17 $25.77 $53,610
Carbondale-Marion, IL 60 1.07 4.26 $23.95 $49,810
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.00 3.99 $24.26 $50,460
El Centro, CA 50 0.95 3.79 $36.32 $75,550
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 350 0.80 3.18 $25.44 $52,910
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.79 3.15 $25.06 $52,130
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 100 0.79 3.16 $23.73 $49,370
Kankakee, IL 30 0.77 3.06 $44.27 $92,090
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 410 0.76 3.01 $24.30 $50,540