Chief Engineers with Maintenance skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and over one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $61K annually, but may range from $30K to $92K per year. In the world of Chief Engineers with Maintenance skills, total cash compensation can vary between $30K and $92K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $4K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,153 - $91,224
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$61K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,381
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$12.00 - $36.94
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$37
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,153 - $91,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,275  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,438  
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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$29,943 - $92,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $36.94  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $61.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,275  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,438  
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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$29,943 - $92,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Chief Engineers with Maintenance skills fill the offices of leading firms Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, and Holiday Inn. Jones Lang LaSalle attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $85K. Chief Engineers with Maintenance skills can also look forward to large paychecks at Hilton Worldwide ($76K), Marriott International, Inc. ($46K), and Hilton Corporation ($41K).

Earnings fall especially short at Hilton Garden Inn, where the median salary of $30K is the lowest in the field, 182 percent less than the top paying company. Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn By Marriott, and Holiday Inn also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $31K, $34K, and $35K-paychecks on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. For Chief Engineers with Maintenance skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $73K.

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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries

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National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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