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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
32,520 2.2 % $31.71 $65,970 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.77 $24.06 $29.88 $37.96 $48.11
Annual Wage (2) $39,050 $50,040 $62,150 $78,960 $100,080


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 4,790 0.09 $33.77 $70,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,360 0.11 $30.56 $63,560
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,200 0.06 $39.68 $82,530
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,350 0.11 $31.09 $64,670
Real Estate 2,030 0.12 $34.15 $71,040

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 1,370 1.49 $28.36 $58,980
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 510 0.96 $29.99 $62,390
Waste Treatment and Disposal 850 0.85 $31.57 $65,660
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 480 0.52 $20.16 $41,930
Facilities Support Services 730 0.44 $34.11 $70,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $52.61 $109,420
Outpatient Care Centers 120 0.01 $44.16 $91,850
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.05 $40.54 $84,330
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,200 0.06 $39.68 $82,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 560 0.15 $38.81 $80,730


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 4,300 0.45 2.04 $38.32 $79,710
California 3,270 0.19 0.85 $41.59 $86,510
Pennsylvania 2,170 0.37 1.66 $27.94 $58,110
Texas 1,900 0.15 0.69 $26.28 $54,670
Illinois 1,720 0.29 1.29 $41.70 $86,740




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 800 1.10 4.99 $37.53 $78,070
Maryland 1,650 0.61 2.75 $30.10 $62,610
Maine 350 0.57 2.56 $23.68 $49,260
Arkansas 690 0.57 2.56 $22.77 $47,370
Minnesota 1,520 0.53 2.38 $30.31 $63,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,720 0.29 1.29 $41.70 $86,740
California 3,270 0.19 0.85 $41.59 $86,510
New York 4,300 0.45 2.04 $38.32 $79,710
District of Columbia 800 1.10 4.99 $37.53 $78,070
Wyoming 90 0.33 1.48 $36.04 $74,970





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,480 0.36 1.63 $41.59 $86,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,860 0.59 2.65 $33.21 $69,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,280 0.27 1.23 $41.63 $86,600
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,030 0.36 1.62 $30.86 $64,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 960 0.64 2.88 $27.01 $56,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 830 0.42 1.89 $31.15 $64,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 790 0.13 0.57 $37.67 $78,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 780 0.32 1.42 $49.70 $103,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 700 0.23 1.04 $28.54 $59,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 660 0.48 2.17 $31.52 $65,550




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)
Pueblo, CO 90 1.40 6.31 $39.49 $82,140
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 50 1.19 5.39 $21.92 $45,600
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.91 4.10 $24.38 $50,700
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 50 0.90 4.08 $24.11 $50,150
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 110 0.86 3.90 $25.63 $53,300
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.75 3.37 $26.24 $54,570
Duluth, MN-WI 100 0.75 3.39 $30.66 $63,780
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 340 0.74 3.36 $26.66 $55,460
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 40 0.70 3.17 $27.91 $58,050
Kennewick-Richland, WA 80 0.68 3.08 $35.93 $74,740