Building Maintenance Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Building Maintenance Engineers earn an average of $22.02 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and tenure. Work is enjoyable for Building Maintenance Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,497 - $78,932
$38K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,038
10%
50%
90%

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$14.94 - $33.12
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.37
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50%
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$0$78K
Salary $38,497 - $78,932
Bonus $502 - $7,964
Profit Sharing $650
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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$33,561 - $75,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 210
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.94 - $33.12
Overtime $24.11 - $46.95
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $502 - $7,964
Profit Sharing $650
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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$33,561 - $75,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 514

Job Description for Building Maintenance Engineer

Property management and building management companies may use a building maintenance engineer to oversee the advanced maintenance and repair needs of such structures and facilities. Companies with large building headquarters or campuses also employ persons for this position in order to ensure a safe and efficient work environment for all employees.

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Building Maintenance Engineer Tasks

  • Evaluate and maintain facility and grounds, meeting operational standards, and schedule tests.
  • Maintain fire and safety standards for all areas of the facility and grounds.
  • Test and replace parts and components in plumbing, electrical, and heating systems.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement preventative and on-going changes to preserve or upgrade equipment.

Common Career Paths for Building Maintenance Engineer


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Building Maintenance Engineers do not often transition into Chief Engineer roles. The role averages $72K per year. Building Maintenance Engineers go on to become Maintenance Engineers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $45K. Building Maintenance Engineers who move into a Chief Building Engineer role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $66K.

Building Maintenance Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Building Maintenance Engineer


CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Colliers International, Lincoln Property Company, and Endura Advisory Group are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Building Maintenance Engineers. Building Maintenance Engineers in search of the best pay head to CBRE Group, where the median salary rolls in at $57K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $71K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $42K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. at $48K, Lincoln Property Company at $48K, and Hines Interests Ltd Partnership, where Building Maintenance Engineers annually earn $48K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Colliers International ($44K), Jones Lang LaSalle ($45K), and Endura Advisory Group ($46K).

Popular Skills for Building Maintenance Engineer


Building Maintenance Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Plant Maintenance, HVAC System Design, Electronic Troubleshooting, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ELECTRICAL, Maintenance, and Plumbing. For most people, competency in Maintenance indicates knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting and System Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Maintenance Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Building Maintenance Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Building Maintenance Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 274 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Building Maintenance Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 269 salaries. An experienced Building Maintenance Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 268 salaries. A Building Maintenance Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 146 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,219

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

With a pay rate for Building Maintenance Engineers that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Building Maintenance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+23 percent), Minneapolis (+18 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Las Vegas (+8 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers in Denver and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent less).

Building Maintenance Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Building Maintenance Engineer?

Building Maintenance Engineer in Racine:
"Good job."
Pros: I really enjoy my job. I am only looking to see if I am paid appropriately.
Cons: None. I thoroughly enjoy my job. I am only looking to see if I am paid the way I should be.

Building Maintenance Engineer in West Palm Beach:
"Awesome...Excellent...!!!"
Pros: My job is very exiting, I can help others a lot.
Cons: See Indolent people around that really not appreciate my job.

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Key Stats for Building Maintenance Engineer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$50,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Building Maintenance Engineer Salaries




National Average
$50,000

System Repair
▼2%

▼5%

▼5%

HVAC
▼5%

ELECTRICAL
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 15%