Building & Grounds Supervisor Salary
Building & Grounds Supervisors 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 $47K annually on average but can range from $30K to $68K per year. Job satisfaction for Building & Grounds Supervisors is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$32,619 - $68,418|
|Total Pay (||$30,214 - $67,637|
|Hourly Rate||$12.09 - $27.56|
|Overtime||$18.12 - $43.66|
|Total Pay (||$30,214 - $67,637|
Job Description for Building & Grounds Supervisor
Building & grounds supervisors are typically employed by schools, hospitals, and large offices, and are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the facilities. They typically have supervisory and hiring responsibilities for the maintenance and janitorial staff and help coordinate all repairs and minor renovations as necessary; they may also be in charge of hiring or sub-contracting landscaping services. Generally, they must ensure that the facilities under their care are maintained in a safe and attractive manner at all times.Read More...
Building & grounds supervisors are typically in charge of maintenance of facilities, which also includes ensuring proper training and scheduling of maintenance workers and inspecting the janitorial work they perform. They may also seek out feedback from building occupants and workers on the quality of the work provided. Some supervisors are also responsible for exterior facility environments and will sub-contract duties such as landscaping and window-washing to ensure proper upkeep.
Those in this position also serve as coordinators for repairs and structural maintenance and perform regular daily inspections of the facilities, and may institute systems whereby employees and visitors of the building can also report needs for repair. The supervisor arranges this work either by assigning maintenance workers to light repairs or working with contractors, electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians as needed.
To work as a building & grounds supervisor, a high school diploma or equivalent is generally required, and employers may prefer applicants who have some post-secondary education in technical services. Practical experience in building maintenance and management at a supervisory level is often the highest criteria sought by employers for this position. Building & grounds supervisors typically work regular business hours, but may also need to be on-call or available at odd hours throughout the week and weekend in case of emergencies.
Building & Grounds Supervisor Tasks
- Supervise maintenance workers, setting schedules and tasks.
- Oversee ongoing maintenance, repairs, and cosmetic improvements.
- Work with contractors to get bids, schedule work, and confirm completion.
Pay by Experience Level for Building & Grounds Supervisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Building & Grounds Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Building & Grounds Supervisors see a median income of $41K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $42K. On average, Building & Grounds Supervisors make $45K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Building & Grounds Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.
Key Stats for Building & Grounds Supervisor
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