Building Maintenance Engineer Salary
|Salary||$36,808 - $75,488|
|Bonus||$496.65 - $7,946|
|Total Pay (||$31,404 - $71,400|
|Hourly Rate||$14.20 - $31.08|
|Overtime||$21.25 - $45.49|
|Bonus||$496.65 - $7,946|
|Total Pay (||$31,404 - $71,400|
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.Read More...
Building maintenance engineers routinely do walk-through inspections, inside and out, of the facilities in their care. They look for signs of wear and tear and damage, and then assess the repair options. In many situations, the engineer supervises a maintenance staff and assigns members of this team to perform these repairs. For smaller buildings, the maintenance engineer may be the entire repair team and be expected to personally perform these standard repairs in a timely manner. In situations requiring more specialized contracting knowledge, the engineer formulates a detailed assessment of repairs to be completed and request and assess bids from outside contractors to perform the work.
Much of what a building engineer does is geared around preventative maintenance; they must prevent small building imperfections from becoming major problems or safety hazards. The engineer is expected to have detailed knowledge and ability to detect and understand warning signs and know how to act upon them. The building maintenance engineer spends much of his or her time walking around and only a portion of the day working in an office environment. A person with this job may - in addition to working during regular business hours - be required to be “on call” during their off hours as well.
Education requirements for this position vary widely. For smaller companies and facilities, the building engineer may only be required to have a high school diploma and some vocational training. For larger facilities and companies where the supervision of a staff and budgeting and forecasting process is expected, an employer may look for persons with engineering degrees from accredited four-year universities.
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
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
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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