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Apartment Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Apartment Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $35K annually. Total cash compensation to Apartment Managers ranges from $18K on the lower end to $55K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, just over a half have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Most Apartment Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Apartment Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$16,855 - $55,028
(Median)
$17K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,136
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$9.81 - $19.10
(Median)
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$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
$16,855 - $55,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,023  
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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$18,255 - $55,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 818
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $19.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.65  
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 - $6,068  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,023  
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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$18,255 - $55,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333

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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


Apartment Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Sales Management, and Property Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Maintenance, and Customer Service. 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.


For Apartment Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $34K on average. For Apartment Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Apartment Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $41K.

Pay Difference by Location


Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Apartment Managers, 81 percent above the national average. Apartment Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+56 percent), Austin (+54 percent), Fort Worth (+45 percent), and Tampa (+34 percent). Apartment Managers in Los Angeles take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Knoxville (14 percent lower) and Shreveport (8 percent lower).

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)
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Bookkeeping
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Customer Service
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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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
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 43%