SOC Code 51-8021 - Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

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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.


SOC Code 51-8021 - Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 32,520 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $31.71 and average Annual Wage of $65,970.

Occupation Examples

  • Boiler Engineer
  • Boiler Operator 
  • Boiler Plant Operator
  • Boiler Room Operator
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic Boiler Operator
  • High Pressure Boiler Operator

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