Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $21.36 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Building Maintenance Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,692 - $75,043
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$37K
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$75K
MEDIAN: $49,987
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$14.15 - $30.84
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$14
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,692 - $75,043  
   
Bonus
$499.63 - $5,034  
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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$31,330 - $70,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $30.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$21.53 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$499.63 - $5,034  
   
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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$31,330 - $70,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 534
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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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While Building Maintenance Engineers do not often become Chief Engineers, the job pays $72K per year on average. Building Maintenance Engineers go on to become Maintenance Engineers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $44K. Building Maintenance Engineers who move into a Maintenance Manager role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $60K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Building Maintenance Engineers, CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Colliers International, Lincoln Property Company, and Endura Advisory Group are leading firms in the industry. Although CBRE Group offers the highest salaries (median pay is $55K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $41K to $70K. Building Maintenance Engineers will also find cushy salaries at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (+$47K), Hines Interests Ltd Partnership (+$46K), and Endura Advisory Group (+$46K).

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Lincoln Property Company ($43K), Colliers International ($44K), and Jones Lang LaSalle ($45K).

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Survey results show that Building Maintenance Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in HVAC, Plant Maintenance, HVAC System Design, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ELECTRICAL and Maintenance. 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $49K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Building Maintenance Engineers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,917

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Building Maintenance Engineers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Building Maintenance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+35 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (11 percent lower) and Phoenix (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries

HVAC
up arrow 7%


HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

System Repair
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National Average
$48,000

Plumbing
up arrow 3%

Maintenance
up arrow 4%

ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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