Building Maintenance Engineer Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Building Maintenance Engineers earn an average of $20.26 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by experience level and the particular employer. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Building Maintenance Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Building Maintenance Engineer Salary (?
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$34,699 - $65,242
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MEDIAN: $46,906
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Building Maintenance Engineer Salary (?
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$13.86 - $28.44
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,699 - $65,242  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $1,221  
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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$31,060 - $65,090  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $28.44  
   
Overtime
$21.10 - $43.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $1,221  
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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$31,060 - $65,090  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 591
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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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For Building Maintenance Engineers, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Chief Engineer will earn an extra $26K annually than those further down the career ladder.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer

CBRE Group attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $52,600—but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $26K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $68K.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Colliers International, where the median salary is just $44,290. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Endura Advisory Group ($45,847) and CBRE Group ($52,600).

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer

Building Maintenance Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, ELECTRICAL, HVAC, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 6 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Maintenance also 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.
For Building Maintenance Engineers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. New salaries start at $41K and reach $44K in five to 10 years. Salary comes to $46K after 10 to 20 years. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Building Maintenance Engineers tend to earn $49,568 at this point in time. Building Maintenance Engineers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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$45,000
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Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Building Maintenance Engineers, 16 percent higher than the national average. Building Maintenance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+15 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+9 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Workers in Orlando and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-8 percent and -8 percent).

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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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HVAC
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HVAC System Design
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System Repair
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Maintenance
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Electronic Troubleshooting
0%
National Average
$45,000
Plumbing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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