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Facilities Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Facilities Engineer supports engineering activities surrounding planning, design, and maintenance in a number of indoor environments; including manufacturing facilities, power stations, hospitals, and offices.

Job Outlook

There were 617 Facilities Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 21115 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Mechanical Engineer industry, which includes the Facilities Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Facilities Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $74,099.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $71,489.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Facilities Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $47,987.

Education and Experience

Posted Facilities Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree7.12%
Bachelor's Degree38.3%
Master's Degree8.02%
Doctoral Degree1.86%
Other24.84%

Posted Facilities Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years28.41%
3 to 5 years52.41%
6 to 8 years10.22%
9+ years8.96%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Facilities Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Operations (33.18%)
  • Communication (31.12%)
  • Management (28.62%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (25.39%)
  • Leadership (16.86%)
  • Planning (16.82%)
  • Customer Service (13.03%)
  • Problem Solving (12.82%)
  • Microsoft Office (10.17%)
  • Coordinating (9.54%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Maintenance Engineering (46.49%)
  • Preventive Maintenance (29.18%)
  • Facilities Engineering (20.2%)
  • HVAC (43.33%)
  • Plumbing (35.67%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Boilers (13.21%)
  • Painting (20.33%)
  • AutoCAD (9.42%)
  • Project Management (17.62%)
  • Carpentry (22.26%)
  • Tiling (8.33%)
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (5.2%)
  • Construction (16.21%)
  • Energy Conservation (9.84%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (14.12%)
  • Swimming Pool Maintenance (14.82%)
  • Equipment Repair (11.15%)
  • Electrical Engineering (7.81%)
  • Electrical Systems (10.34%)
  • Oil And Gas (3.49%)
  • Furniture Cleaning (11.22%)
  • Machinery (10.4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Maintenance Engineering (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Facilities Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Facilities Mechanical Engineer
  • Preventative Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Reliability Engineer
  • Building Maintenance Engineer
  • Brow Waxing Expert
  • Engineer
  • Engineer Maintenance Associate
  • Data Center Facilities Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Facilities Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Aimbridge Hospitality (770)
  • Marriott International (737)
  • Hilton (509)
  • Aerotek (467)
  • Disability Solutions (317)
  • Intel (210)
  • JLL (153)
  • CBRE (153)
  • HNI (151)
  • Ulta Beauty (140)

North Carolina

  • Marriott International (30)
  • State of North Carolina (21)
  • Hilton (19)
  • Wolfspeed (18)
  • Aimbridge Hospitality (14)
  • JLL (13)
  • Novo Nordisk (12)
  • Black & Veatch (11)
  • Biogen (9)
  • Hyatt (9)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!