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Building Maintenance Engineer Salary (United States)

Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.41 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most Building Maintenance Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Building Maintenance Engineer Salary (?
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$34,945 - $66,558
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MEDIAN: $47,704
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Building Maintenance Engineer Salary (?
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$13.98 - $28.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,945 - $66,558  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,962  
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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$31,215 - $65,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $28.51  
   
Overtime
$21.36 - $43.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,962  
   
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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$31,215 - $65,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 606
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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. On average, an upper-level role like a Chief Engineer will earn $71K annually.

Maintenance Engineer Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer

Employees of CBRE Group can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $54K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $36K to $67K.

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer

Survey results suggest that Building Maintenance Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, ELECTRICAL, System Repair, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know 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.
Building Maintenance Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Building Maintenance Engineers make a median salary of $47K. Building Maintenance Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $50K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Boston
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$46,000
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For Building Maintenance Engineers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Building Maintenance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Orlando (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries

National Average
$46,000

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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Maintenance
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$46,000
Plumbing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%