Facilities Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Facilities Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $77K per year. Final cash compensation to Facilities Engineers varies from around $47K to approximately $119K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $12K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. For the most part, Facilities Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,645 - $112,611
(Median)
$53K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,516
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50%
90%

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$14.88 - $39.22
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,645 - $112,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,545  
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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$46,543 - $118,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 433
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $39.22  
   
Overtime
$22.90 - $54.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,545  
   
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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$46,543 - $118,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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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Facilities Engineers sometimes move into a Construction Project Manager role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Engineer


Facilities Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Noble Energy, Inc., where the average salary comes to $116K.

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 Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, Adobe Acrobat, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Facilities Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $71K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $72K. Facilities Engineers bring in $78K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $84K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Facilities Engineers in Bakersfield enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 64 percent above the national average. Facilities Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+46 percent), Oklahoma City (+43 percent), Denver (+31 percent), and Boston (+25 percent). Facilities Engineers in Las Vegas take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Facilities Engineer Salaries



National Average
$74,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Engineer Salaries




Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$74,000

Test Engineering
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AutoCAD
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AutoDesk
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SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
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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