Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $21.87 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, 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. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,599 - $76,821
$38K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,905
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$14.56 - $32.01
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$32
MEDIAN: $21.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,599 - $76,821  
   
Bonus
$505 - $8,188  
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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$32,108 - $73,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $32.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06  
Overtime
$23.21 - $45.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$505 - $8,188  
   
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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$32,108 - $73,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 551

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Building Maintenance Engineers sometimes become Chief Engineers, where the average income is $72K per year. A Maintenance Engineer role is the most common promotion for Building Maintenance Engineers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $45K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Building Maintenance Engineers is a Chief Building Engineer position, where earnings are usually $66K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


Building Maintenance Engineers flock to CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Colliers International, Lincoln Property Company, and Endura Advisory Group, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Salary cannot be beat at CBRE Group, where median pay comes to $57K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $42K, and the higher end is not far away at $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.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Colliers International ($44K), Jones Lang LaSalle ($45K), and Endura Advisory Group ($46K).

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Building Maintenance Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, HVAC System Design, Electronic Troubleshooting, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ELECTRICAL, Maintenance, and Plumbing. Those proficient in Maintenance are, more often than not, 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

National Average: $49,428

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For Building Maintenance Engineers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Building Maintenance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+25 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Las Vegas (+9 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (14 percent lower) and Phoenix (13 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Building Maintenance Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries




System Repair
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

HVAC
▼3%

▼4%

▼4%

ELECTRICAL
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%
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