According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth for engineers is expected to continue trending upwards through 2026. From the 2016-2026 decade, close to 140,000 new jobs are expected for engineers.
In Washington, D.C., as in most metropolitan areas, the need for skilled labor is at an all-time high! It’s an excellent time for you to consider a career in building maintenance engineering. The ability to grow in this occupation is an added bonus, and your career can follow a natural progression as you increase training and on-the-job experience.
What different salary ranges and titles are there for building engineers? Here is some information to consider if you are thinking about a career as a building engineer in the Washington, D.C., area.
Building Engineer Titles and Salary Ranges
The base salary for building engineers in the United States averages $72,106 per year. The range runs from $62,162 – $84,918. The actual rate of pay a building engineer receives depends on their location and skill level.
In the Washington, D.C., area, the average salary for a building engineer is around $80,204 per year… above the national average. The range is from $69,142, and $94,455.
As a building engineer gains experience, they should focus on moving up the career ladder. Average annual salaries in the United States for higher-level building engineers may even double as tenure and responsibilities increase:
Director of Engineers: $ 132,600
Operations Manager: $ 100,740
Chief Engineer: $ 85,537
Building Engineer: $ 72,106
Maintenance Mech/Tech: $ 51,704
These figures reflect the amount of annual compensation you can expect to receive in salary or an hourly rate. The rates apply to the Summer of 2021. They do not take into consideration the dollar amount of any benefits you may be eligible for in these positions. These benefits can often add considerable value to your overall compensation package.
Building an engineering career can be a challenge, especially when work experience is required to get licensed. Suppose you are considering a career as a building engineer. Have you considered where you will work to gain the knowledge needed?
Your Building Engineer Career
Whether you work with a high-profile, national management company, a locally owned management company, or an engineering staffing company such as BMSI, there are many growth opportunities.
Our goal is to work better together, supporting building engineers and the industry overall. If we can help in any way, call us today at 301-838-2225.