Apartment Manager Salary (United States)

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 $33,081 annually. Pay ranges from $18,122 on the low end to $54,219 per year on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While 44 percent report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and about a third have dental, as well. Most Apartment Managers are women (78 percent). Most Apartment Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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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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Hourly Rate
$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 suggest that Apartment Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Maintenance. Those familiar with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) also tend to know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Apartment Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $30K, which grows to $35K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $39K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Apartment Managers earning an average of $40K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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National Average
$33,000
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With a pay rate for Apartment Managers that is 77 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Apartment Managers earning around 54 percent, 42 percent, 24 percent, and 23 percent more than average. Compared to the national average, Los Angeles Apartment Managers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around -14 percent in Knoxville and -2 percent in Portland, 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

Bookkeeping
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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%