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Building Maintenance Worker Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Building Maintenance Workers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.28 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to Building Maintenance Workers bottoms out near $21K and approaches $46K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $1K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Maintenance Workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$22,083 - $49,694
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,938
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$9.79 - $20.31
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,083 - $49,694  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$20,548 - $46,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $20.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $2.25  
Overtime
$12.18 - $32.20  
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 - $1,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$20,548 - $46,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,017
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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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Building Maintenance Workers who go on to become Building & Facility Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Building & Facility Managers is $54K annually. Building Maintenance Workers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Building Maintenance Engineers or Maintenance Supervisors. The median paychecks in those roles are $14K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Worker


Survey results show that Building Maintenance Workers use a fair number of skills. Lucky workers who know HVAC can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Electronic Troubleshooting and Plumbing are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 4 percent and 24 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Painting and ELECTRICAL. 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.


Building Maintenance Workers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $27K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. On average, Building Maintenance Workers make $33K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Building Maintenance Worker with more than 20 years of experience can earn $38K on average.

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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Worker Salaries



National Average
$31,000



Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Worker Salaries

HVAC
up arrow 24%

Plumbing
up arrow 4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Maintenance
up arrow 2%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 3%

Painting
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 29%