Stationary engineers & boiler operators

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Total Workforce
98k
Average Age
47.5
Average Salary
$64,690
Average Male Salary
$65,128
Average Female Salary
$56,176

About

Stationary engineers & boiler operators are most often employed by the Traveler accommodation industry. The average yearly wage for Stationary engineers & boiler operators was $64,690 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Stationary engineers & boiler operators by wage are Court reporters and simultaneous captioners, Crane & tower operators, and Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Stationary engineers & boiler operators are Clinton, Fort Washington (South), Rosaryville & Croom PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are Clinton, Fort Washington (South), Rosaryville & Croom PUMA, MD.

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 Air transportation. Stationary engineers & boiler operators are paid most in Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Clinton, Fort Washington (South), Rosaryville & Croom PUMA, MD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,690
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,346

In 2018, Stationary engineers & boiler operators earned an average of $64,690, $10,801 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists make somewhat more than Stationary engineers & boiler operators while Court reporters and simultaneous captioners 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

0.301
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Stationary engineers & boiler operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.301, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 by Share

98k
2018 Workforce
± 7,683
22%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.57%

The number of people employed as Stationary engineers & boiler operators has been growing at a rate of 22%, from 80,309 people in 2017 to 97,996 people in 2018.

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  10.4%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 10% and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 5.9%.

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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 47.9 and of female Stationary engineers & boiler operators is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Stationary engineers & boiler operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

93.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,493
4.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,701

95.1% of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

65.8% of Stationary engineers & boiler operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.6% 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 Gender

47.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.05
40.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.43

The median age of Stationary engineers & boiler operators is 47.5, and Male employees are generally 7.18 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.

Majors

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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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