Average Chief Building Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Chief Building Engineer is $70,838.
MEDIAN $70,838
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Job Description for Chief Building Engineer

Chief Building Engineer Tasks
  • Lead building operations, assign duties, and train staff and subcontractors on safety and operational procedure.
  • Schedule and oversee subcontractors.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance program.
  • Monitor building systems, review procedures, and inspect completed work to ensure regulation compliance and safety.

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Chief Building Engineer
Building Maintenance Engineer
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Popular Skills for Chief Building Engineer

Skills in Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Systems Troubleshooting, Operations Management, People Management and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Building Engineer

An early career Chief Building Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,938 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Chief Building Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,903 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Chief Building Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,887 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,779.
Employees with Chief Building Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (7.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.3% less), San Antonio, Texas (2.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.2% less).

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