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Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $20.41 per hour. While the company and years of experience impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,057 - $66,265
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,038
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$13.83 - $28.67
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,057 - $66,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$31,112 - $65,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $28.67  
   
Overtime
$21.10 - $43.52  
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 - $2,553  
   
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).
)
$31,112 - $65,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 644

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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 $35K to $68K.

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Building Maintenance Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in ELECTRICAL, Plant Maintenance, HVAC, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. Building Maintenance Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $50K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Building Maintenance Engineers, 32 percent above the national average. Building Maintenance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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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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System Repair
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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 159 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
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%