Stationary engineers & boiler operators

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
95k
Average Age
47.4
Estimated Job Growth
2.03%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$69,346
Average Male Salary
$69,305
Average Female Salary
$70,221

About

Stationary engineers & boiler operators are most often employed by the Traveler accommodation industry. The average yearly wage for Stationary engineers & boiler operators was $69,346 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Stationary engineers & boiler operators by wage are Firstline enlisted military supervisors, Commercial and industrial designers, and Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Stationary engineers & boiler operators are Worth & Calumet Townships PUMA, IL, Orland (West & Central), Palos & Lemont Townships PUMA, IL, and North Charleston City PUMA, SC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are Worth & Calumet Townships PUMA, IL, Bremen & Orland (East) Townships PUMA, IL, and Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Stationary engineers & boiler operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Traveler accommodation is the industry that employs the most Stationary engineers & boiler operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Stationary engineers & boiler operators, by average wage, is Electronics stores. Stationary engineers & boiler operators are paid most in Boone & Hamilton (Northwest) Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Worth & Calumet Townships PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$69,346
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,768

In 2020, Stationary engineers & boiler operators earned an average of $69,346, $13,392 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Commercial and industrial designers make somewhat more than Stationary engineers & boiler operators while Firstline enlisted military supervisors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Stationary engineers & boiler operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.294
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Stationary engineers & boiler operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.294, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Stationary engineers & boiler operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Stationary engineers & boiler operators, by average wage, are Electronics stores, Nondepository credit & related activities, and Agricultural implement manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

95k
2020 Workforce
± 7,564
−0.316%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.3%

The number of people employed as Stationary engineers & boiler operators has been declining at a rate of −0.316%, from 95,285 people in 2019 to 94,984 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Stationary engineers & boiler operators employed by various industries. Traveler accommodation employs the largest share of Stationary engineers & boiler operators at  11.1%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 10.7% and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 6.21%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Stationary engineers & boiler operators in the US. The average age of male Stationary engineers & boiler operators in the workforce is 47.7 and of female Stationary engineers & boiler operators is 41.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Stationary engineers & boiler operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

90.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,391
4.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,609

95.5% of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Stationary engineers & boiler operators
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

66% of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.2% of Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

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Age by Sex

47.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.04
41.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.11

The median age of Stationary engineers & boiler operators is 47.4, and Male employees are generally 6.44 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Stationary engineers & boiler operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Stationary engineers & boiler operators is Engineering but a relatively high number of Stationary engineers & boiler operators hold a major in Engineering.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Stationary engineers & boiler operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Stationary engineers & boiler operators need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Troubleshooting. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Stationary engineers & boiler operators need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Installation.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators are expected to see a growth of 2.03% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators.
2.03%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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