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Apartment Manager Salary

Those pursuing careers as Apartment Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $35K annually. Total cash compensation to Apartment Managers varies from $18K to $55K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K each. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, over one-half have medical insurance and around two in five receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Apartment Managers is high. Female Apartment Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,008 - $54,829
(Median)
$17K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,179
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$9.76 - $19.35
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,008 - $54,829  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,118  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,047  
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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$18,395 - $54,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $19.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,118  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$18,395 - $54,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 340
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Job Description for Apartment Manager

Apartment managers are responsible for keeping their apartment complex or complexes running efficiently. Duties may vary somewhat depending on the size of the apartment complex, but, in general, apartment managers are required to oversee both day-to-day and longer-term duties.

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Apartment Manager Tasks

  • Explain and enforce lease and legal requirements and make payment collections.
  • Maintain property, including scheduling repairs and overseeing maintenance.
  • Document and update tenant and property information, including processing applications.
  • Promote the property to prospective tenants, including conducting tours.
  • Respond to emergency and litigation situations.

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Popular Skills for Apartment Manager


Survey results imply that Apartment Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Sales Management, and Property Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Maintenance, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Customer Relationship Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Apartment Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Apartment Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $30K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $34K. Apartment Managers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $41K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Apartment Managers, Denver provides a pay rate that is 82 percent greater than the national average. Apartment Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+55 percent), Austin (+54 percent), Fort Worth (+45 percent), and Tampa (+34 percent). Apartment Managers in Los Angeles report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Knoxville and 8 percent less in Shreveport, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Apartment Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Apartment Manager?

Apartment Manager in Rock Springs:
"Stressful."
Pros: Helping people making their renting experience a stress free enviornment.
Cons: Having to evict a tenant for nonpayment.

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Experience Affects Apartment Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Apartment Manager Salaries




Property Management
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National Average
$33,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Bookkeeping
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Customer Service
up arrow 4%


Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 43%
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