Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Building Maintenance Engineers earn an average of $21.66 per hour. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. For the most part, Building Maintenance Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,599 - $76,298
$38K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,009
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$14.41 - $31.50
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MEDIAN: $21.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,599 - $76,298  
   
Bonus
$503 - $8,242  
Profit Sharing
$1,525  
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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$31,648 - $72,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $31.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06  
Overtime
$21.86 - $45.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$503 - $8,242  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,525  
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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$31,648 - $72,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 523

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Building Maintenance Engineer


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It's not very common for Building Maintenance Engineers to move on to become Chief Engineers. Average pay for a Chief Engineer is $72K annually. More often than not, a Maintenance Engineer role is the next step for Building Maintenance Engineers moving up in the field. Pay for Maintenance Engineers is usually $45K. Many Building Maintenance Engineers choose to take on a Chief Building Engineer role instead, where salaries are typically $66K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


Many Building Maintenance Engineers can be found at CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Colliers International, Lincoln Property Company, and Endura Advisory Group, firms that are at the top of the field. CBRE Group offers the best pay with a median salary of $57K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $42K and maxing out at just $71K. Also paying near the top of the field are Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. at $48K, Lincoln Property Company at $48K, and Hines Interests Ltd Partnership, where Building Maintenance Engineers annually earn $48K.

Colliers International, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Endura Advisory Group also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $44K, $45K, and $46K.

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Survey results show that Building Maintenance Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, HVAC System Design, Electronic Troubleshooting, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include ELECTRICAL, Maintenance, and Plumbing. It is often found that people who know Maintenance are also skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting and System Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Maintenance Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Building Maintenance Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Building Maintenance Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 274 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Building Maintenance Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 269 salaries. An experienced Building Maintenance Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 268 salaries. A Building Maintenance Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 146 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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-13%

National Average: $49,148

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With a pay rate for Building Maintenance Engineers that is 37 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Building Maintenance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+25 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Las Vegas (+10 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Denver and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Building Maintenance Engineer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries




System Repair
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼3%

▼3%

HVAC
▼3%

ELECTRICAL
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%