Facility Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Facility Engineers earn an average of $75K per year. Most Facility Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,353 - $115,815
(Median)
$52K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,952
10%
50%
90%

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$13.41 - $38.50
(Median)
$13
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,353 - $115,815  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $3,561  
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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$43,010 - $114,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $38.50  
   
Overtime
$25.73 - $73.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $3,561  
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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$43,010 - $114,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Facility Engineer

Facility engineers are responsible for supervising and reviewing engineering facilities on behalf of their companies. They are in charge of performing initial surveys and developing schematic drawings for the construction and maintenance of different facilities, as well as securing bids from contractors and estimating labor and material costs for new constructions. They also revise and suggest changes to contracts based on their own expertise and observations.

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Facility Engineer Tasks

  • Make recommendations and oversee complex repair, upgrades and changes.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot and diagnose equipment problems, including making repairs.
  • Conduct training and support usage and operation, particularly special projects.
  • Oversee facility environment and its equipment, working to improve productivity.
  • Set and ensure adherence to maintenance and environmental control schedules.

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Facility Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, AutoCAD, Engineering Design, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Engineering Design. Many workers who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facility 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $73K. For Facility Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $78K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $80K.

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Experience Affects Facility Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Facility Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$72,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%
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