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Boiler Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$66,993 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$1,206

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Boiler Operator is $66,993 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Boiler Operator is between $48,525 and $82,329. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Boiler Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates automatically fired boilers to generate steam that supplies heat or power for buildings or industrial processes.
  • Lights gas- or oil-fed burners, using torch.
  • Starts pulverizer and stoker to grind and feed coal into furnace of boiler.
  • Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automatic combustion control systems, feed water regulators, stoker, pulverizer, and burners.
Boiler Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Job family population: 31,710

Estimated population of Boiler Operator jobs: 3,472

Rate of error: 2.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$77,663
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Boiler Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Maintenance Mechanic
Oct 28
Chicago, IL, USA
Crawford Thomas Recruiting
... operating productivity and upkeep of equipment maintenance records. • Comply with all company ... pressure boilers a plus. Benefits: • Competitive hourly pay rate • 401k Plans and Profit ...
Blast Operator
Dec 10
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Just In Time Staffing LLC
Position Overview: Individuals in this position are responsible for the accurate and efficient production of product requiring grit blast in accordance with specifications and controls as established ...
Thermoformer Operator 2nd Shift 2pm-10pm M-F
Nov 25
Schaumburg, IL, USA
LabPersonnel
Temp to hire Thermoformer Operator My client in Schaumburg, IL is looking for a 2nd shift Temp to hire Thermoformer Operator. If you or anyone you know of is interested in this position please email ...
Operator
Nov 20
Romeoville, IL, USA
John Crane Diamond
Our Operators are cross trained to provide them with a diverse skill set that is used across multiple product lines. About the company: JCD is a growing company that provides diamond solutions to a ...
Operator (Rockford, IL)
Dec 5
Cortland, United States
HEPACO
Operator candidates will have 5+ years of experience operating heavy equipment and must have a CDL-A. This job could require pushing, compacting, grading, loading or hauling waste or soil and could ...

The average pay for a Boiler Operator is $66,993 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Boiler Operator is between $48,525 and $82,329. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Boiler Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Maintenance Mechanic
Oct 28
Chicago, IL, USA
Crawford Thomas Recruiting
... operating productivity and upkeep of equipment maintenance records. • Comply with all company ... pressure boilers a plus. Benefits: • Competitive hourly pay rate • 401k Plans and Profit ...
Blast Operator
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Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Just In Time Staffing LLC
Position Overview: Individuals in this position are responsible for the accurate and efficient production of product requiring grit blast in accordance with specifications and controls as established ...
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