Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.61 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,510 - $66,953
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,668
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$13.84 - $29.45
(Median)
$14
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,510 - $66,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,895  
Profit Sharing
$775  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$31,308 - $66,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $29.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.04 - $43.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,895  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$775  
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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$31,308 - $66,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 737
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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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At the upper end, Building Maintenance Engineers who move into a Chief Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chief Engineers is a much higher $72K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Colliers International, Lincoln Property Company, and Hines Interests Ltd Partnership are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Building Maintenance Engineers. Salary cannot be beat at CBRE Group, where median pay comes to $53K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $37K, and the higher end is not far away at $65K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Jones Lang LaSalle, Endura Advisory Group, and Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., where earnings of $46K, $46K, or $45K are standard for Building Maintenance Engineers.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Colliers International ($44K), Hines Interests Ltd Partnership ($45K), and Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. ($45K).

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, HVAC System Design, System Repair, and ELECTRICAL are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Maintenance are similarly competent 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $46K. Building Maintenance Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. Building Maintenance Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,752

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Building Maintenance Engineers that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Minneapolis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Building Maintenance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent), Boston (+16 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (7 percent lower) and Denver (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries


HVAC System Design
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System Repair
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ELECTRICAL
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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HVAC
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National Average
$46,000

Maintenance
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Plumbing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
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%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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