Facilities Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Facilities Engineers earn an average of $77K annually. In the world of Facilities Engineers, overall income ranges from $47K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $18K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most Facilities Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$52,645 - $112,611
(Median)
$53K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,972
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$14.80 - $38.88
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,645 - $112,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,486  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $12,122  
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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$46,767 - $119,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 433
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $38.88  
   
Overtime
$22.73 - $55.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,486  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $12,122  
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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$46,767 - $119,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Facilities Engineer


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As Facilities Engineers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Construction Project Manager position pays around the same amount as the Facilities Engineer job on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Engineer


Noble Energy, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $116K.

Popular Skills for Facilities Engineer


Survey results imply that Facilities Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Project Management, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Adobe Acrobat, and Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know Engineering Design also know Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Engineer

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


For many Facilities Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During the first five years of their careers, Facilities Engineers see a median income of $71K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $73K. Facilities Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $85K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For Facilities Engineers, Bakersfield provides a pay rate that is 46 percent greater than the national average. Facilities Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+45 percent), Oklahoma City (+42 percent), Denver (+30 percent), and Boston (+24 percent).

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Experience Affects Facilities Engineer Salaries



National Average
$75,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Engineer Salaries




National Average
$75,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 6%
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