Building & Facility Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $59K per year on average but can range from $32K to $87K per year. Total cash compensation for Building & Facility Managers runs from $32K to $87K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Building & Facility Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,582 - $89,572
$36K
$59K
$90K
MEDIAN: $59,316
10%
50%
90%

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$13.21 - $30.42
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,582 - $89,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,883  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,000  
Commission
$1,100  
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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$32,375 - $86,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $30.42  
   
Overtime
$17.90 - $44.27  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,883  
   
Commission
$1,100  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,000  
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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$32,375 - $86,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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Job Description for Building & Facility Manager

A building and facility manager is responsible for performing building maintenance, repair and upgrades. They oversee visitor and employee safety and also ensure the facility is following all applicable environmental and safety regulations. The building and facility manager also oversees facility security, including developing and overseeing emergency plans for a variety of contingencies. In the event of an emergency, they will assist first responders in locating missing persons, assessing the condition of the building, coordinating necessary utility interruptions, and informing the appropriate people (such as management or property owners) of the situation. They also coordinate emergency utility repairs, and keep facility residents updated with restoration activities.

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Building & Facility Manager Tasks

  • Coordinate with outside contractors to perform activities, repairs, preventive maintenance on building equipment, and building and grounds appearance.
  • Purchase and manage all related maintenance supplies and plant equipment repair parts for all equipment in facility.
  • Oversee and direct maintenance personnel, equipment installation, facilities equipment repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect and evaluate physical plant, grounds, and related equipment.

Common Career Paths for Building & Facility Manager


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Building & Facility Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Director, where median compensation is $84K annually. With an annual salary of $58K, Facility Manager is the most common role for Building & Facility Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Building Manager role — which usually pays $47K — is also typical for Building & Facility Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Building & Facility Manager


Survey results imply that Building & Facility Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, ELECTRICAL, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 23 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Building & Facility Manager

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


For Building & Facility Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. On average, Building & Facility Managers make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $64K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Building & Facility Manager?

Building & Facility Manager in Elk Grove Village:
"Very busy, very hands on, must be a self starter."
Pros: The owners and the people, it's like we're one big family. Fun place to work at.
Cons: The stress, being on call 24/7 and everybody braking stuff. My plate is over full all the time.

Building & Facility Manager in St. Joseph:
"Fast past, exciting, and rewarding."
Pros: Helping people succeed in their assigned duties. Resolving problems and helping people grow in their experiences and confidence to perform.
Cons: Being responsible for all emergencies while on vacation and days off.

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Key Stats for Building & Facility Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Building & Facility Manager Salaries



National Average
$56,000



Skills That Affect Building & Facility Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 27%

ELECTRICAL
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National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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