Career Profile

Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $49,800
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Stationary engineers and boiler operators control stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment.

General Information

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.

Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 7 openings per year are projected for Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators.


Employment Change

Employment for Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 15.2% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $23.92/hour. Entry level workers are paid $18.04, while experienced workers are paid $26.87. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 40 Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 46.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators are Water, Sewage and Other Systems, General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, and Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators include Mechanical, English Language, and Production and Processing.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators is HS diploma or less. 37% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET