Building Manager Salary

An average Building Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $53K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Building Managers (61 percent) survey respondents are male. For the most part, Building Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and around half have dental, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,049 - $84,470
$31K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,810
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$10.61 - $25.84
$11
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$26
MEDIAN: $16.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$31,049 - $84,470  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$550  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$26,404 - $77,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $25.84  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $42.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$26,404 - $77,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Job Description for Building Manager

The building manager ensures the building they supervise (including any surrounding grounds) are maintained, ensuring a safe and pleasant environment. They work with tenants, the public, and contractors on a number of tasks, such as move-ins, maintenance issues, construction, and move-outs. The building manager also makes sure that the tenants - and the manager's organization - follow the requirements of their contract. Building managers also typically oversee tasks such as waste management, creating safety policies and procedures, and overseeing maintenance tasks (such as office cleaning). They must also ensure that their building remains safe and meets relevant safety laws and codes.

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Building Manager Tasks

  • Process evictions.
  • Supervise on-site staff and coordinates repairs and maintenance.
  • Process leases, collect rent, make bank deposits, verify income and maintain waiting list.
  • Ensure compliance with HUD, TCAC or other regulations.

Common Career Paths for Building Manager


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Although many Building Managers transition into Property Manager roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $42K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Manager

Pay by Experience for a Building Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Building Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Building Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Building Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 70 salaries. A Building Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,958

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

For Building Managers, Atlanta provides a pay rate that is 70 percent greater than the national average. Building Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+60 percent) and New York (+32 percent). Building Managers in Pittsburgh take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 38 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 28 percent less in Los Angeles and 16 percent less in San Francisco, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Building Manager

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Building Manager Salaries

Project Management
▲67%

National Average
$47,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼2%

Operations Management
▼3%

Customer Service
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 29%
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