Apartment Manager Salary

Apartment Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K annually. Cash earnings of Apartment Managers — including $7K in bonuses, $6K in profit sharing proceeds, and $5K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $19K to approximately $55K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Female Apartment Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most Apartment Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,364 - $55,174
(Median)
$17K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,254
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$9.80 - $19.65
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,364 - $55,174  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,859  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,153  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,171  
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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$18,621 - $54,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $19.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,859  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,171  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,153  
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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$18,621 - $54,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 356
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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.

Common Career Paths for Apartment Manager


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For Apartment Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Apartment Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Property Leasing Manager.

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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Maintenance, and Bookkeeping. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $34K. On average, Apartment Managers make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,018

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Apartment Managers, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 76 percent above the national average. Apartment Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+59 percent), Austin (+54 percent), Tampa (+39 percent), and Houston (+32 percent). Knoxville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Sacramento (14 percent less) and Fresno (11 percent less).

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



Sales Management
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National Average
$33,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Service
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Bookkeeping
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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