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Facilities Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Facilities Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $77K per year nationwide. Total cash earnings of Facilities Engineers range from $47K on the low end to $118K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $17K and $12K, respectively. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. For the most part, Facilities Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,635 - $111,196
(Median)
$53K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,668
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$14.80 - $39.35
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,635 - $111,196  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,625  
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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$46,982 - $117,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $39.35  
   
Overtime
$22.73 - $55.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,625  
   
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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$46,982 - $117,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Facilities Engineers may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Construction Project Manager. Construction Project Managers on average make about as much as Facilities Engineers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Engineer


Noble Energy, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $116K.

Popular Skills for Facilities Engineer


Facilities Engineers seem to require a number of specific 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 20 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Adobe Acrobat. Most people 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $71K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $72K. Facilities Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $78K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


Facilities Engineers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 45 percent. Facilities Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Bakersfield (+44 percent), Oklahoma City (+42 percent), Denver (+29 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 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 103 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 6%
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