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Building Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$77,000
$57,000
$77,000
$105,000
The average building engineer makes about $77,838 per year. That's $37.42 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $57,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $105,000. Many of building engineers seem to be drawn to real estate and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case building engineers tend to work at construction, hospitality, and professional companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Nevada and Massachusetts pay building engineers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$88,643
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Map of Building Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Building Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Building Engineer Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a building engineer is roughly $77,838 per year, which boils down to $37.42 per hour. Interestingly enough, building engineers have the highest salaries in Cupertino, CA at about $117,113 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Cupertino, CA is $76,000. Additionally, building engineers make more than the average salary in Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Houston, TX. On a more broad level, building engineer salaries are highest in California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Washington, and New Jersey. On the contrary, Michigan, North Dakota, and Missouri offer the lowest building engineer salaries.

City
Average Salary
Cupertino, CA
Cupertino, CA
$117,113
$117k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$88,643
$89k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$85,849
$86k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$83,259
$83k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$79,948
$80k
Houston, TX
Houston, TX
$76,240
$76k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$74,709
$75k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$74,649
$75k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$72,107
$72k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$71,848
$72k

High Paying Building Engineer Jobs

Average Building Engineer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Palo Alto Networks and Apple as they offer the highest salaries for building engineers.

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Building Engineer Salary History

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    Average Building Engineer Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, building engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that construction, hospitality, and professional companies tend to offer much higher salaries for building engineers. For example, building engineers make a whopping average salary of $89,683 while working for construction companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $84,052 at hospitality companies and $83,858 at professional companies. But building engineers may want to avoid working in the real estate industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $74,855.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Construction
    Construction
    $89,683
    $90k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $84,052
    $84k
    Professional
    Professional
    $83,858
    $84k
    Real Estate
    Real Estate
    $74,855
    $75k

    Building Engineer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a building engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Building Engineer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    $62,610
    $62,610
    10/30/2020
    Colorado State
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    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    10/29/2020
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    $51,324
    $51,324
    10/29/2020
    Building Engineer
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    Chicago, IL
    10/16/2020
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    $78,659
    $78,659
    10/16/2020
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
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    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    10/13/2020
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    $81,831
    $81,831
    10/13/2020
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    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    10/13/2020
    10/13/2020
    $81,831
    $81,831
    10/13/2020
    Building Engineer
    Building Engineer
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    10/12/2020
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    $62,610
    $62,610
    10/12/2020
    Building Engineer
    Building Engineer
    Cockeysville, MD
    Cockeysville, MD
    09/26/2020
    09/26/2020
    $62,000
    $62,000
    09/26/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $81,831
    $81,831
    09/24/2020
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    Custodian Elementary Building Engineer
    Custodian Elementary Building Engineer
    Castle Rock, CO
    Castle Rock, CO
    09/18/2020
    09/18/2020
    $36,940
    $36,940
    09/18/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Building Engineer II-Facilities
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    08/23/2020
    08/23/2020
    $81,831
    $81,831
    08/23/2020