Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (51-8021)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 143146 2.10 44
United States 39,10039,700 1.460 1,0701,120

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.5216.9022.34 28.5635.8444.85
Alaska 36.5727.4132.39 36.6942.2247.29
Balance of State 39.7332.2035.39 40.3245.4348.61

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14129 20.657.7 48.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation11
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 38
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.5

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training