Building & Facility Manager Salary

Building & Facility Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $87K per year, median earnings come to $58K annually. Total cash compensation for Building & Facility Managers runs from $32K to $87K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Building & Facility Managers is high. The vast majority (86 percent) of Building & Facility Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,210 - $88,240
(Median)
$35K
$58K
$88K
MEDIAN: $57,830
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50%
90%

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$11.50 - $28.31
(Median)
$11
$19
$28
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
$35,210 - $88,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,018  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $13,685  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$32,221 - $86,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $28.31  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $43.80  
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 - $8,018  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $13,685  
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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$32,221 - $86,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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

  • Oversee and direct maintenance personnel, equipment installation, facilities equipment repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect and evaluate physical plant, grounds, and related equipment.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Building & Facility Manager


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Building & Facility Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Director. The latter position pays an average of $84K annually. Becoming a Building Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Building & Facility Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Building Manager is $47K. Another frequent advance is for Building & Facility Managers to assume a Facilities Director role; in this role, workers often take home $82K.

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Popular Skills for Building & Facility Manager


Building & Facility Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with ELECTRICAL and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 12 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plumbing. Most people familiar with 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $47K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Building & Facility Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

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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Experience Affects Building & Facility Manager Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Building & Facility Manager Salaries

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 32%


Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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