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Apartment Manager Salary

Apartment Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K annually. Incomes of Apartment Managers depend heavily on individual performance. In exceptional cases, bonuses and profit sharing can bring in $6K each, and a few high-rollers can pull down as much as $7K in commissions; this causes total packages to range between $18K and $55K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and nearly two in five claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Apartment Managers making up 77 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Apartment Managers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$16,920 - $55,086
(Median)
$17K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,173
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$9.79 - $19.27
(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
$16,920 - $55,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,155  
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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$18,309 - $55,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 828
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
$9.79 - $19.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.61  
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 - $6,155  
   
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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$18,309 - $55,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337

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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 between 9 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Maintenance, and Customer Service. Most people familiar with 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $34K. Apartment Managers bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $41K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Apartment Managers, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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 make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Knoxville and Shreveport are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, 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




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 199 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: 56% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 43%
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