Building Maintenance Worker Salary
|Salary||$23,972 - $57,709|
|Bonus||$195.74 - $6,973|
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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).)
|$21,044 - $49,223|
|Hourly Rate||$9.93 - $21.59|
|Overtime||$15.43 - $33.55|
|Bonus||$195.74 - $6,973|
|Total Pay (||$21,044 - $49,223|
Job Description for Building Maintenance Worker
A building maintenance worker is responsible for various duties associated with keeping a building in excellent shape in terms of visual appeal, function, and safety for the individuals in the building. Building maintenance workers must possess a very varied skill set; they can be expected to handle plumbing, painting, masonry, roofing, HVAC systems, and many other issues that arise in a building. One day they may be changing air conditioner filters and light bulbs; the next day, they may be dealing with a flooded basement, and, the day after that, they may be replacing worn-out carpeting.Read More...
A building maintenance worker must assess and take care of any minor issues which arise in a building. However, for major issues, they are expected to request the services of licensed professionals. Depending on the size of the building and its staff, building maintenance workers may also be required to handle janitorial duties such as waxing floors, vacuuming carpets, and cleaning windows.
A building maintenance worker typically must have a high school diploma or equivalent, along with at least one year of experience working in a similar position.
Building Maintenance Worker Tasks
- Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
- Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.
- Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
- Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.
Common Career Paths for Building Maintenance Worker
It's not very common for Building Maintenance Workers to move on to become Building & Facility Managers. Average pay for a Building & Facility Manager is $54K annually. When Building Maintenance Workers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Building Maintenance Engineers or Maintenance Supervisors. Those roles pay an additional $14K and $16K, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Worker
Survey takers working as Building Maintenance Workers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Carpenter, Systems Troubleshooting, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 23 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Painting, Household Electronic Repair, and Cleaning. It is often found that people who know Maintenance are also skilled in Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Electronic Troubleshooting. Most people who know Plumbing also know Electronic Troubleshooting and Facility Maintenance & Coordination.
Pay by Experience Level for Building Maintenance Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Building Maintenance Workers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $29K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $33K. Building Maintenance Workers see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $37K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.
Pay Difference by Location
For Building Maintenance Workers, working in the bustling city of Akron has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Building Maintenance Workers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Columbus (+9 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Building Maintenance Workers in Knoxville make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Cleveland and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.
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