Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
33,720 1.7 % $29.52 $61,410 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.90 $22.34 $28.56 $35.84 $44.85
Annual Wage (2) $35,150 $46,470 $59,400 $74,550 $93,300


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 $30.36 $63,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,080 0.08 $34.90 $72,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,200 0.11 $27.36 $56,900
State Government (OES Designation) 2,490 0.11 $28.72 $59,730
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,860 1.86 $26.07 $54,230

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 1,860 1.86 $26.07 $54,230
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 550 1.12 $28.34 $58,950
Waste Treatment and Disposal 870 0.92 $27.74 $57,690
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 400 0.53 $21.62 $44,960
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 470 0.51 $20.65 $42,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $36.67 $76,270
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 40 0.20 $36.63 $76,200
Postal Service 50 0.01 $36.30 $75,510
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $36.12 $75,130
Outpatient Care Centers 90 0.01 $35.32 $73,470


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 4,030 0.44 1.84 $35.36 $73,540
California 3,790 0.24 0.99 $37.60 $78,220
Illinois 3,180 0.54 2.24 $37.77 $78,560
Pennsylvania 2,040 0.35 1.48 $25.18 $52,370
New Jersey 1,770 0.45 1.87 $26.48 $55,090




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 750 1.07 4.47 $35.06 $72,930
Maine 320 0.54 2.25 $24.09 $50,100
Illinois 3,180 0.54 2.24 $37.77 $78,560
Nebraska 500 0.52 2.17 $22.02 $45,790
New Jersey 1,770 0.45 1.87 $26.48 $55,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 3,180 0.54 2.24 $37.77 $78,560
California 3,790 0.24 0.99 $37.60 $78,220
Alaska 110 0.35 1.46 $36.57 $76,060
Hawaii 70 0.11 0.45 $35.40 $73,640
New York 4,030 0.44 1.84 $35.36 $73,540





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 2,700 0.41 1.70 $39.43 $82,020
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,240 0.62 2.57 $38.72 $80,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.43 1.78 $33.71 $70,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.20 0.82 $37.39 $77,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 800 0.27 1.14 $20.14 $41,890
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.67 2.80 $44.62 $92,810
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 680 0.58 2.43 $25.41 $52,860
Pittsburgh, PA 620 0.55 2.29 $25.31 $52,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.27 1.12 $28.98 $60,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 420 0.30 1.24 $31.96 $66,470




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)
Ames, IA 50 1.12 4.67 $24.46 $50,870
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 50 1.07 4.47 $22.05 $45,860
Carbondale-Marion, IL 50 1.01 4.22 (8) (8)
Albany, OR 40 0.91 3.79 $24.79 $51,570
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 30 0.85 3.54 $19.55 $40,660
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 370 0.83 3.46 $26.14 $54,380
Kankakee, IL 30 0.76 3.18 $40.24 $83,700
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.75 3.11 $30.97 $64,410
Springfield, IL 80 0.72 2.99 $48.54 $100,960
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 350 0.72 3.02 $22.11 $45,990