Boiler Operators


Architecture and Construction > Boiler Operators > Wages & Trends
Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
110200
100457
Boiler Operators

Boiler Operators - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by employer and area of the country. The type of equipment operated and the engineer's experience also affect wages.

Stationary engineers who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave. Some employers also provide a retirement plan. Some pay for job-related classes.

Stationary engineers and boiler operators (SOC 51-8021)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $36.12 $43.58 $48.03
Yearly $75,125 $90,654 $99,911
    Cook County Hourly $37.92 $44.12 $48.30
Yearly $78,880 $91,779 $100,457
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $29.26 $43.59 $46.77
Yearly $60,862 $90,664 $97,276
    Du Page County Hourly $32.80 $36.92 $43.56
Yearly $68,221 $76,785 $90,614
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $25.67 $30.77 $45.34
Yearly $53,400 $63,995 $94,303
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $29.65 $34.83 $46.76
Yearly $61,681 $72,443 $97,262
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $42.63 $46.77 $49.34
Yearly $88,662 $97,281 $102,629
    Lake County Hourly $32.32 $36.54 $40.21
Yearly $67,216 $75,996 $83,643
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $44.63 $44.64 $49.34
Yearly $92,835 $92,850 $102,635
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $23.00 $33.10 $44.47
Yearly $47,847 $68,842 $92,507
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $36.04 $42.08 $46.76
Yearly $74,967 $87,520 $97,270
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $42.50 $44.96 $49.17
Yearly $88,401 $93,509 $102,277
    Springfield Area Hourly $45.77 $47.89 $48.82
Yearly $95,197 $99,601 $101,549
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $43.62 $49.24 $56.04
Yearly $90,739 $102,419 $116,560
United States Hourly $24.06 $29.88 $37.96
Yearly $50,040 $62,150 $78,960

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.