Building Maintenance Engineer Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.26 per hour. Residency is the main element affecting pay for this group—tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. The majority of Building Maintenance Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to 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 (?
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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  
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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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Additional career progression often leads to a hefty increase in pay for Building Maintenance Engineers. At the upper end, those who move into a Chief Engineer role can bring in an extra $26K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer

For Building Maintenance Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at CBRE Group; in fact, typical earnings are around $52,600, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($26K versus $68K) is great.
Colliers International offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of 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.
Building Maintenance Engineers with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. New salaries start at $41K and reach $44K in five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $46K. Though minimal, Building Maintenance Engineers continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $49,568. The majority of Building Maintenance Engineers have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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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. Seattle, San Diego, Minneapolis, and Chicago also offer top salaries for Building Maintenance Engineers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 15 percent, 14 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent more, respectively. Trailing the national average by 11 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Orlando and Houston earn less than others in this profession; their -8 percent and -8 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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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