Facilities Engineer Salary
Median pay for Facilities Engineers in the United States is around $73K per year. Overall cash earnings for Facilities Engineers stretch from $42K on the lower end to $121K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $30K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
This job is generally full-time and requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Independence is important, as many tasks are self-directed, but being able to work within a team is equally important due to the designing and planning involved. Leadership experience is always helpful, as facilities engineers often coordinate multiple parties to accomplish tasks and meet strict deadlines. The ability to read blueprints is essential, as well as proficient computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and other software, and the job may involve working indoors and/or outdoors depending on the nature of the facility.
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Engineer
The biggest paychecks can be found at Noble Energy, Inc. — the median salary there is $116K.
Popular Skills for Facilities Engineer
Facilities Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Engineering Design can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. AutoCAD and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 23 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plumbing, HVAC, and SolidWorks. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Windows Operating System General Use and AutoDesk.
Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Facilities Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $67K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. On average, Facilities Engineers make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.
Pay Difference by Location
For Facilities Engineers, Bakersfield provides a pay rate that is 85 percent greater than the national average. Facilities Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+58 percent), Houston (+55 percent), Oklahoma City (+53 percent), and Denver (+34 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego. Workers in Dallas and Las Vegas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).