Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Building Maintenance Engineers earn an average of $20.40 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Maintenance Engineers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,128 - $66,391
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,062
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$13.70 - $28.78
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,128 - $66,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,888  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,075  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,955 - $65,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $28.78  
   
Overtime
$20.88 - $43.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,075  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,955 - $65,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 667
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Job Description for Building Maintenance Engineer

Property management and building management companies may use a building maintenance engineer to oversee the advanced maintenance and repair needs of such structures and facilities. Companies with large building headquarters or campuses also employ persons for this position in order to ensure a safe and efficient work environment for all employees.

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Building Maintenance Engineer Tasks

  • Test and replace parts and components in plumbing, electrical, and heating systems.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement preventative and on-going changes to preserve or upgrade equipment.
  • Evaluate and maintain facility and grounds, meeting operational standards, and schedule tests.
  • Maintain fire and safety standards for all areas of the facility and grounds.

Common Career Paths for Building Maintenance Engineer


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Building Maintenance Engineers often transition into Chief Engineer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Chief Engineers earn $71K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


CBRE Group does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $53K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $35K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $65K.

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Building Maintenance Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, ELECTRICAL, System Repair, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Maintenance tend to be well versed in Electronic Troubleshooting and System Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Maintenance Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Building Maintenance Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $45K. Building Maintenance Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. As Building Maintenance Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Building Maintenance Engineers, 17 percent higher than the national average. Building Maintenance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Austin (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries


ELECTRICAL
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System Repair
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HVAC System Design
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HVAC
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National Average
$45,000

Maintenance
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Plumbing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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