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Building Maintenance Engineer Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.26 per hour nationwide. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career length and the particular employer. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Building Maintenance Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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  
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  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
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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Building Maintenance Engineers' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Engineer. Chief Engineers usually get paid $70K per year.

Maintenance Engineer Job Listings

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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 $26K to $68K.
Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Endura Advisory Group.

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, 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. 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.
For Building Maintenance Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. Building Maintenance Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Building Maintenance Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $50K. The largest share of Building Maintenance Engineers have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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Minneapolis
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Charlotte
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Denver
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National Average
$45,000
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For Building Maintenance Engineers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Seattle, San Diego, Minneapolis, and Chicago, where Building Maintenance Engineers annually earn 15 percent, 14 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent more than the national average. San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Houston (8 percent less).

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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
0%
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%