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Apartment Manager Salary

Apartment Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Apartment Managers is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Apartment Managers making up 77 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$16,700 - $54,373
(Median)
$17K
$35K
$54K
MEDIAN: $34,909
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$9.76 - $19.25
(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
$16,700 - $54,373  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,089  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,119  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,878  
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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$18,219 - $54,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $19.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.85  
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 - $6,089  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,878  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,119  
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).
)
$18,219 - $54,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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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 6 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Maintenance. Most people skilled in Customer Relationship Management are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Apartment Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Apartment Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $41K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Apartment Managers, Denver provides a pay rate that is 82 percent greater than the national average. Apartment Managers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+54 percent), Dallas (+51 percent), Fort Worth (+45 percent), and Tampa (+36 percent). Apartment Managers in Los Angeles report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 24 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Knoxville and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 1 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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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

Bookkeeping
0%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 44%