Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.43 per hour nationwide. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. The majority of Building Maintenance Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,202 - $66,391

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$13.68 - $28.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,202 - $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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$31,014 - $65,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $28.83  
   
Overtime
$20.89 - $43.66  
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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$31,014 - $65,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 670
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Building Maintenance Engineers, CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Colliers International, Lincoln Property Company, and Endura Advisory Group are leading firms in the industry. Building Maintenance Engineers flock to CBRE Group for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $53K lead the pack in compensation; however, CBRE Group also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $36K at one end to $65K at the other end.

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, ELECTRICAL, System Repair, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Maintenance also tend to know 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $45K. For Building Maintenance Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Building Maintenance Engineers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Building Maintenance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (9 percent lower) and Austin (3 percent lower).

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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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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$45,000

Maintenance
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Plumbing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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