A sizeable majority of Building Maintenance Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $21.32 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Building Maintenance Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,808 - $75,488
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MEDIAN: $50,298
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$14.20 - $31.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,808 - $75,488  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
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$31,404 - $71,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.20 - $31.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06  
Overtime
$21.25 - $45.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$496.65 - $7,946  
   
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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$31,404 - $71,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 546

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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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Building Maintenance Engineers who advance into the role of a Chief Engineer are fairly uncommon. Chief Engineers on average earn $72K per year. Building Maintenance Engineers go on to become Maintenance Engineers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $45K. Building Maintenance Engineers who move into a Chief Building Engineer role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $66K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Colliers International, Hines Interests Ltd Partnership, and Lincoln Property Company are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Building Maintenance Engineers. Although CBRE Group offers the highest salaries (median pay is $55K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $41K to $71K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Lincoln Property Company, and Hines Interests Ltd Partnership, where earnings of $49K, $48K, or $48K are standard for Building Maintenance Engineers.

Workers at Colliers International, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Endura Advisory Group also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $44K, $45K, and $46K respectively.

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Building Maintenance Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, HVAC, HVAC System Design, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include ELECTRICAL, Plumbing, and Maintenance. Those educated in Maintenance tend to be well versed 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. Building Maintenance Engineers see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,306

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Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Building Maintenance Engineers, 36 percent higher than the national average. Building Maintenance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+31 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), Minneapolis (+18 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Orlando and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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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 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries



HVAC
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System Repair
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National Average
$48,000



ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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