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Boiler Plant Operator - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Boiler Plant Operator"

How much does a Boiler Plant Operator in the federal government get paid? $65,704.26* *Based on the 2022 average.

Boiler Plant Operator was the 240th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 452 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2022, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Boiler Plant Operating, with an average salary of $65,398.

Government Boiler Plant Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Boiler Plant Operating job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is for use in grading nonsupervisory jobs concerned primarily with the operation and operational maintenance of single and multiple fuel water or fire tube boilers and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment. These boilers operate at various pressures and temperatures in automatic or manual modes to produce steam or high temperature hot water to provide heat for buildings, to operate industrial and institutional facilities and equipment, and to generate electricity.

Agencies that have hired a Boiler Plant Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 429 $65,398.37
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $58,042.43
Agricultural Research Service 6 $75,218.83
Indian Health Service 5 $69,079.40
National Institutes of Health 5 $87,883.40

Boiler Plant Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Boiler Plant Operator is $65,704.26. The highest paid Boiler Plant Operator made $98,819 in 2022.

Common Boiler Plant Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Boiler Plant Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 401
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 39
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 12

Starting Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Boiler Plant Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Drill Rig OperatingFWS-8FWS-11
Marine Machinery MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
Aircraft ElectricianFWS-8FWS-10
Lock and Dam OperatingFWS-6FWS-8
High Voltage ElectricianFWS-8FWS-10

Average Boiler Plant Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Boiler Plant Operator was $48,320. Since then, the average pay has increased to $65,704 in 2022.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 5402.

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