Apartment Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K annually. In the world of Apartment Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $19K and $54K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Apartment Managers are female. Although nearly one-half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, roughly one-half claim no health benefits at all. Most Apartment Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,505 - $54,468
$18K
$35K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,215
10%
50%
90%

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$9.80 - $19.28
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,505 - $54,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,126  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,881  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,039  
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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$18,967 - $53,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 602
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $19.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$14.41 - $29.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,126  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,039  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,881  
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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$18,967 - $53,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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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

  • Promote the property to prospective tenants, including conducting tours.
  • Respond to emergency and litigation situations.
  • Document and update tenant and property information, including processing applications.
  • Explain and enforce lease and legal requirements and make payment collections.
  • Maintain property, including scheduling repairs and overseeing maintenance.

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 imply that Apartment Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Operations Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Bookkeeping, and Maintenance. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. Apartment Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $40K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,365

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

Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Apartment Managers, 62 percent higher than the national average. Apartment Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+52 percent), Denver (+36 percent), Fort Worth (+29 percent), and San Diego (+19 percent). Apartment Managers in Sacramento make 38 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Spokane and Tulsa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (26 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).

Apartment Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Apartment Manager

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Apartment Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Apartment Manager Salaries




Property Management
0%

National Average
$33,000





Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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