Apartment Manager Salary

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 $35K per year. Total cash incomes of Apartment Managers run from $19K to $55K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K, profit sharing that reaches $6K, and some commissions of nearly $5K. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Apartment Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Job satisfaction for Apartment Managers is high. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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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$20
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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Apartment Managers who transition into an upper level Property Leasing Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Property Leasing Manager makes $34K a year.

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Popular Skills for Apartment Manager


Apartment Managers report using a wide range of professional 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. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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.


Apartment Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $30K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $34K. Apartment Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,018

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

For Apartment Managers, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 76 percent above the national average. Apartment Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+59 percent), Austin (+54 percent), Tampa (+39 percent), and Houston (+32 percent). Knoxville is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Workers in Sacramento and Fresno earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 11 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



Sales Management
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Property 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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