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Stationary Engineering Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Lou Tobin, 816.604.5217

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Stationary engineers are well rewarded for knowledge, skill and experience and enjoy stable employment due to many job openings stemming from retirements within the field.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $25.75/hourly; $53,600/annually
  • Median wages (Missouri): $21.25/hourly; $44,200/annually
  • Projected job growth (national - 2012-2022): 3%-7%
  • Projected job openings (national - 2012-2022): 9,000 additional employees

Job titles

  • Stationary, Operating or Stationary Steam Engineer
  • Utility/Boiler Operator or Engineer
  • Plant Utilities Engineer, Plant Operator
  • Fireman, Boiler Tender
  • Instrument Technician

Where you can work

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Commercial buildings
  • Service companies
  • Apartment buildings
  • Automotive industry
  • Chemical production facilities
  • Food processing plants
  • Factories
  • Office building
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Shopping centers
  • Hospitals
  • Mines
  • Water/sewage treatment plants
  • Power plants

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