Building Maintenance Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Building Maintenance Workers in the United States, bringing in about $14.50 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.78 per hour and $20.77. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and approximately one-half have dental insurance. Most Building Maintenance Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,052 - $51,347
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,291
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$9.78 - $20.77
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,052 - $51,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,543  
Profit Sharing
$75.00  
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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$20,540 - $47,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $20.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.62  
Overtime
$14.35 - $32.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,543  
   
Profit Sharing
$75.00  
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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$20,540 - $47,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,363
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Building & Facility Manager. The latter position pays an average of $54K annually. The most common next step for a Building Maintenance Worker is to become a Building Maintenance Engineer or a Maintenance Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $14K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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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 Equipment Maintenance, HVAC, and Carpentry are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 22 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cleaning, Painting, and ELECTRICAL. Those familiar with Maintenance also tend to know Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Electronic Troubleshooting. People who know Plumbing usually 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. Building Maintenance Workers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. Building Maintenance Workers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $36K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,113

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Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Building Maintenance Workers in Columbus receive some of the highest pay in the country. Building Maintenance Workers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Building Maintenance Workers in Cleveland make 29 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are St. Louis (20 percent less) and Pittsburgh (15 percent less).

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Experience Affects Building Maintenance Worker Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Worker Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 30%

HVAC
up arrow 22%

Carpentry
up arrow 17%


Plumbing
up arrow 4%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 1%

Drywall
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National Average
$31,000

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Household Electronic Repair
up arrow 5%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 6%

Painting
up arrow 16%

Cleaning
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 267 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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