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Apartment Manager Salary (United States)

Apartment Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Apartment Managers making up 78 percent of workers. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Apartment Manager Salary (?
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$16,627 - $54,115
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MEDIAN: $34,861
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Apartment Manager Salary (?
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$9.70 - $18.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$16,627 - $54,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,086  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,500  
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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$18,122 - $54,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 854
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$9.70 - $18.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,086  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,500  
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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$18,122 - $54,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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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 show that Apartment Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Sales Management, and Property Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 19 percent, 11 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Maintenance. The majority of those who know Customer Relationship Management also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Apartment Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Apartment Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $40K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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National Average
$33,000
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Apartment Managers will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 77 percent. Other big spenders include Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston, top-paying cities where Apartment Managers see paychecks higher than average (+54 percent, +42 percent, +24 percent, and +23 percent). Apartment Managers in Los Angeles earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Knoxville and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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

Bookkeeping
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$33,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 44%