Facilities Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Facilities Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $73K per year. Cash earnings for Facilities Engineers — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $26K from profit sharing — stretch from around $43K to approximately $119K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Facilities Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,160 - $114,473
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,057
10%
50%
90%

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$15.49 - $37.42
$15
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $25.36
10%
50%
90%

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$0$117K
Salary $50,160 - $114,473
Bonus $0.00 - $16,341
Profit Sharing $493.16 - $26,862
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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$43,335 - $117,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 314
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $15.49 - $37.42
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $21.74 - $53.83
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $0.00 - $16,341
Profit Sharing $493.16 - $26,862
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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$43,335 - $117,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 121

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Facilities Engineer


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Though some Facilities Engineers move into positions like Senior Mechanical Engineer (where the average salary is $90K), this progression is not the norm. A more common career path for Facilities Engineers is stepping into the role of Facilities Manager or Construction Project Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Engineer


Facilities Engineers flock to Chevron Corporation, Noble Energy, Inc., Intel Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Noble Energy, Inc. offers the most; Facilities Engineers earn $116K on average there.

Popular Skills for Facilities Engineer


Facilities Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Project Management, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plumbing, HVAC, and SolidWorks. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Windows Operating System General Use and AutoDesk.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Facilities Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Facilities Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facilities Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Facilities Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 99 salaries. A Facilities Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 65 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,070

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

Bakersfield offers some of the highest pay in the country for Facilities Engineers, 86 percent above the national average. Facilities Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+69 percent), San Jose (+59 percent), Oklahoma City (+54 percent), and Denver (+35 percent). Facilities Engineers in Dallas report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in San Diego and Las Vegas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Facilities Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Facilities Engineer Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$70,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Facilities Engineer Salaries



AutoCAD
▲8%

Test Engineering
▲5%


▲1%


Microsoft Excel
▲1%

National Average
$70,000




autodesk autocad
▼12%

SolidWorks
▼13%

HVAC
▼13%

Plumbing
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%
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