Facilities Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Facilities Engineers earn an average of $77K per year. Final cash compensation to Facilities Engineers varies from around $46K to approximately $122K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $12K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. The majority of Facilities Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,600 - $117,217
(Median)
$53K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,185
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50%
90%

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$14.78 - $39.02
(Median)
$15
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,600 - $117,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,284  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $12,365  
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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$45,778 - $122,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 467
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $39.02  
   
Overtime
$22.61 - $52.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,284  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $12,365  
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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$45,778 - $122,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Noble Energy, Inc. — the median salary there is $116K.

Popular Skills for Facilities Engineer


Survey results imply that Facilities Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Adobe Acrobat, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Most people familiar with Engineering Design also know 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.


Facilities Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $71K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $73K. For Facilities Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary 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

National Average: $74,847

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

Bakersfield is home to an above-average pay rate for Facilities Engineers, 64 percent higher than the national average. Facilities Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+47 percent), Oklahoma City (+44 percent), Denver (+26 percent), and Boston (+24 percent). Facilities Engineers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Facilities Engineers in Las Vegas bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average.

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Experience Affects Facilities Engineer Salaries



National Average
$75,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Engineer Salaries



Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
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AutoCAD
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National Average
$75,000

Test Engineering
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SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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