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Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Building Maintenance Engineers earn an average of $20.41 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Maintenance Engineers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,083 - $65,708
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,000
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$13.80 - $28.76
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,083 - $65,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
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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$31,025 - $65,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 281
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $28.76  
   
Overtime
$20.88 - $43.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
   
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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$31,025 - $65,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 652

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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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Building Maintenance Engineers who move on to become Chief Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Chief Engineers get paid an average of $71K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


CBRE Group offers the largest salaries in town ($53K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $36K to $67K.

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Survey results suggest that Building Maintenance Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in ELECTRICAL, Plant Maintenance, HVAC, and System Repair 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.


For Building Maintenance Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. For Building Maintenance Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Building Maintenance Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $50K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Building Maintenance Engineers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Building Maintenance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and San Diego (+7 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Houston and 6 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
up arrow 3%

System Repair
up arrow 2%

HVAC System Design
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Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

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 160 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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