"hvac," "preventive maintenance," and "emergency" aren't the only skills we found building engineers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of building engineer responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a building engineer. We found that 31.6% of building engineers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 5.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some building engineers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every four building engineers were not college graduates.
Those building engineers who do attend college, typically earn either a heating and air conditioning degree or a computer science degree. Less commonly earned degrees for building engineers include a business degree or a electrical engineering degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a building engineer. We've found that most building engineer resumes include experience from CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Services, CBRE Group, and ManTech International. Of recent, CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Services had 90 positions open for building engineers. Meanwhile, there are 79 job openings at CBRE Group and 27 at ManTech International.
If you're interested in companies where building engineers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Apple, Activision Blizzard, and Varian Medical Systems. We found that at Apple, the average building engineer salary is $135,177. Whereas at Activision Blizzard, building engineers earn roughly $125,924. And at Varian Medical Systems, they make an average salary of $125,513.
In general, building engineers fulfill roles in the technology and finance industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the building engineer annual salary is the highest in the finance industry with $76,990 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the real estate and professional industries pay $70,931 and $70,413 respectively. This means that building engineers who are employed in the finance industry make 19.1% more than building engineers who work in the hospitality Industry.