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Operator Boiler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,032 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operator Boiler is $67,032 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Operator Boiler is between $48,553 and $82,377. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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.
Operator Boiler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Job family population: 32,790

Estimated population of Operator Boiler jobs: 3,590

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Operator Boiler Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 21
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United States Steel Corporation
Steel is looking for an experienced Boiler House Operator (Utility Technician) to join our team. The successful candidate must have the following: Previous, documented boiler house operating ...
Boiler Operator / Maintenance ( Chicago, IL )
Mar 7
Chicago, IL, USA
Job Description Angelica, established in 1878, with revenue of $300 million is a leading provider of outsourced linen management services to the United States healthcare industry. Headquartered in ...
Process Technician
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Three Point Solutions Inc
... operating multiple batch chemical reactors, a bulk powder pneumatic conveying system, vacuum systems, filtration systems, a continuous distillation process, a thermal oxidizer, and a boiler. They ...
Process Technician
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Hunter International Recruiting
... a boiler. * Oversee the loading and unloading of railcars and bulk trucks, as well as running ... Monitor all critical operating parameters and make adjustments to the processes as necessary.
Maintenance Utilities Refrigeration Technician- 2nd Shift
May 3
Bolingbrook, United States
West Liberty Foods
... operating, inspecting and repairing various types of ammonia refrigeration equipment, boiler equipment, well equipment, air compressor system and HVAC equipment and also testing and maintaining the ...
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