Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $20.61 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Building Maintenance Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,510 - $66,953
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,668
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$13.84 - $29.45
(Median)
$14
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$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,510 - $66,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,895  
Profit Sharing
$775  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$31,308 - $66,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $29.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.04 - $43.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,895  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$775  
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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$31,308 - $66,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 737
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $72K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Colliers International, Lincoln Property Company, and Hines Interests Ltd Partnership are all popular places to work. CBRE Group offers the best pay with a median salary of $53K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $37K and maxing out at just $65K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Jones Lang LaSalle at $46K, Endura Advisory Group at $46K, and Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., where Building Maintenance Engineers annually earn $45K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Colliers International ($44K), Hines Interests Ltd Partnership ($45K), and Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. ($45K).

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Building Maintenance Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, HVAC System Design, System Repair, and ELECTRICAL 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.


For Building Maintenance Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. Building Maintenance Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Building Maintenance Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,752

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

Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Building Maintenance Engineers in Minneapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Building Maintenance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent), Boston (+16 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries


HVAC System Design
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System Repair
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ELECTRICAL
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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HVAC
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National Average
$46,000

Maintenance
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Plumbing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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