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Building Maintenance Worker Salary

Male Building Maintenance Workers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.22 per hour in the United States. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.78 per hour and $20.28. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Building Maintenance Workers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and around half get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,136 - $50,112
(Median)
$22K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,307
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50%
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$9.78 - $20.28
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,136 - $50,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
Profit Sharing
$25.00 - $5,450  
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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$20,556 - $45,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $20.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $2.25  
Overtime
$13.21 - $32.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.00 - $5,450  
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).
)
$20,556 - $45,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,071

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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.

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Building Maintenance Worker Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Building Maintenance Worker


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At the upper end, Building Maintenance Workers who move into a Building & Facility Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Building & Facility Managers is a much higher $54K per year. Building Maintenance Workers typically move into roles as Building Maintenance Engineers or Maintenance Supervisors, and those positions pay $14K more and $17K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Worker


Building Maintenance Workers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with HVAC, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Painting. Most people who know Plumbing also know Electronic Troubleshooting and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Most people experienced in Maintenance also know Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Electronic Troubleshooting.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $31K. On average, Building Maintenance Workers make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Worker Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Worker Salaries

HVAC
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Plumbing
up arrow 3%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 3%

Painting
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 31%