Apartment Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $35K per year on average. With bonuses occasionally running north of $8K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $5K, total income for Apartment Managers can range between $19K and $54K according to individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Apartment Managers (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — about one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,203 - $54,685
(Median)
$17K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $34,908
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$9.76 - $19.45
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,203 - $54,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,118  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,828  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,051  
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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$18,546 - $54,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 585
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $19.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$13.32 - $28.79  
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 - $8,118  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,828  
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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$18,546 - $54,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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 go on to become Property Leasing Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Property Leasing Manager, an upper-level role, pays $34K.

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Popular Skills for Apartment Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 23 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Maintenance, and Bookkeeping. 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. On average, Apartment Managers make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Apartment Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $40K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,870

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

For Apartment Managers, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Apartment Managers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+55 percent), Denver (+47 percent), Fort Worth (+31 percent), and San Antonio (+31 percent). Compared to the national average, Portland Apartment Managers have considerably lower salaries, 28 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 26 percent less in Sacramento and 15 percent less in Tulsa, 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




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$33,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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