Facilities Engineer Salary

Male Facilities Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $73K per year in the United States. Total cash compensation to Facilities Engineers bottoms out near $43K and approaches $118K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $17K from bonuses and almost $26K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and tenure. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Facilities Engineers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,812 - $114,563
$50K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,497
10%
50%
90%

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$15.53 - $38.95
$16
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $25.35
10%
50%
90%

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$0$117K
Salary $49,812 - $114,563
Bonus $0.00 - $17,000
Profit Sharing $518 - $26,463
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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$43,367 - $117,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 313
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $15.53 - $38.95
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $21.74 - $52.33
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $0.00 - $17,000
Profit Sharing $518 - $26,463
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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$43,367 - $117,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for Facilities Engineer

Facilities engineers are in charge of the facilities and infrastructure of buildings and other properties where a company operates; they are especially prominent in the electric, oil, gas, and water industries. A facilities engineer is usually presented with a budget and needs to create calculations to ensure operation efficiency, and they may have to devise ways to improve the means and outcomes of production. Duties may include obtaining and maintaining equipment needed for operation and hiring companies for construction projects, so past experience in bidding and hiring is often important. In all tasks, the facilities engineer must ensure that all laws and certifications are adhered to and respected.

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Facilities Engineer Tasks

  • Trains and assists plant personnel in safety and quality control procedures.
  • Reviews project plan including cost estimates, timelines, and blueprints; interpret and recommend changes to plans.
  • Ensures facility compliance with regulatory requirements, and continuous and relation operation.
  • Develops operational plans for facility projects; such as construction or renovation, HVAC, maintenance and machine installation.

Common Career Paths for Facilities Engineer


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Facilities Engineers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Mechanical Engineers. That role pays $90K per year on average. However, becoming a Facilities Manager or Construction Project Manager is a more frequent transition for Facilities Engineers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Engineer


Chevron Corporation, Noble Energy, Inc., Intel Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp are top-notch employers for Facilities Engineers in this area. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Noble Energy, Inc. offers the most; Facilities Engineers earn $116K on average there.

Popular Skills for Facilities Engineer


Survey takers working as Facilities Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Project Management, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plumbing, HVAC, and SolidWorks. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Windows Operating System General Use and AutoDesk.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Facilities Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Facilities Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facilities Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Facilities Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 99 salaries. A Facilities Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 65 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,600

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Facilities Engineers, busy Bakersfield offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 87 percent above the national average. Facilities Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+69 percent), San Jose (+59 percent), Oklahoma City (+54 percent), and Denver (+36 percent). Compared to the national average, Dallas Facilities Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 12 percent less in San Diego and 8 percent less in Las Vegas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Facilities Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Facilities Engineer Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$70,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Facilities Engineer Salaries



AutoCAD
▲8%

Test Engineering
▲6%



Microsoft Excel
▲2%

▲1%


National Average
$70,000



autodesk autocad
▼11%

SolidWorks
▼12%

HVAC
▼13%

Plumbing
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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