$38,543
Avg. Salary
$15.04
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$610

Bonus

$450

Profit Sharing

$300

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Building Maintenance Worker is $15.04 per hour.

The average pay for a Building Maintenance Worker is $38,543 per year.

10%
$10.25
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$15.04
50%
$22.26
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MEDIAN $15.04
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$24k
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$39k
50%
$58k
90%
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MEDIAN $38,543
$24,410 - $57,583
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MEDIAN: $38,543
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$0$57K
Salary $24,410 - $57,583
Bonus $101 - $3,501
Profit Sharing $16.11 - $5,068
Commission $300
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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$21,907 - $50,481
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 409
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.25 - $22.26
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.27
Overtime $14.99 - $33.96
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $101 - $3,501
Commission $300
Profit Sharing $16.11 - $5,068
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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$21,907 - $50,481
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,221

Job Description

A building maintenance worker is responsible for various duties associated with keeping a building in excellent shape in terms of visual appeal, function, and safety for the individuals in the building. Building maintenance workers must possess a very varied skill set; they can be expected to handle plumbing, painting, masonry, roofing, HVAC systems, and many other issues that arise in a building. One day they may be changing air conditioner filters and light bulbs; the next day, they may be dealing with a flooded basement, and, the day after that, they may be replacing worn-out carpeting.

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Building Maintenance Worker Tasks
  • Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
  • Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.


Common Career Paths


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Building Maintenance Workers do not often transition into Building & Facility Manager roles. The role averages $54K per year. It is quite typical for Building Maintenance Workers to transition into roles as Building Maintenance Engineers or Maintenance Supervisors, where reported median earnings are $14K and $15K higher per year.

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Popular Skills


Building Maintenance Workers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Carpenter, Systems Troubleshooting, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 22 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Painting, Household Electronic Repair, and Cleaning. Most people familiar with Plumbing also know Electronic Troubleshooting and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Most people familiar with Maintenance also know Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Building Maintenance Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Building Maintenance Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 663 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Building Maintenance Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 453 salaries. An experienced Building Maintenance Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 479 salaries. A Building Maintenance Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 224 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

11%

6%

6%

-2%

-5%

-17%

-23%

National Average: $32,458

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

Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Building Maintenance Workers in Akron receive some of the highest pay in the country. Building Maintenance Workers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+12 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), Columbus (+8 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, Knoxville Building Maintenance Workers have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Cleveland and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Job Reviews

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

Building Maintenance Worker in Atlanta:
"Stressful because of traffic."
Pros: The different people we meet.
Cons: The traffic getting to work and leaving work.

Building Maintenance Worker in Pueblo:
"Trainning."
Pay attention to detail.

Building Maintenance Worker in Geneseo:
Pros: Working with the elderly and doing something different each day.
Cons: I enjoy everything about my job.

Building Maintenance Worker in Gulfport:
"It's hard."
Pros: I like the pay. It pays the few bills that I do have.
Cons: Cleaning every night is a very card task.

Building Maintenance Worker in Eugene:
"Excellent."
Pros: The people and the environment.
Cons: The pay and no opportunity for overtime.

Building Maintenance Worker in Roswell:
"Rewarding, flexible hours, nice coworkers."
Pros: Being able to help and be a part of major city events.
Cons: The drama set by the female coworkers.

Building Maintenance Worker in Tampa:
"How to advance."
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Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 500 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$32,000

▼12%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Carpenter
▲28%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲20%

▲16%



▲1%

Carpentry
▲1%



National Average
$32,000

▼3%

ELECTRICAL
▼3%

Drywall
▼4%

▼8%

Household Electronic Repair
▼9%

Painting
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 500 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 32%