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Building Manager Salary (United States)

Earnings for Building Managers in the United States come in at around $50K per year on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although the larger part have medical coverage and approximately half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Male Building Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Building Manager Salary (?
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$28,293 - $81,942
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MEDIAN: $50,248
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Building Manager Salary (?
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$10.44 - $31.42
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$28,293 - $81,942  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,450  
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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$27,456 - $80,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $31.42  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $58.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,450  
   
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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$27,456 - $80,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 leases, collect rent, make bank deposits, verify income and maintain waiting list.
  • Ensure compliance with HUD, TCAC or other regulations.
  • Process evictions.
  • Supervise on-site staff and coordinates repairs and maintenance.

Common Career Paths for Building Manager

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Building Managers often transition into upper-level roles, like Building & Facility Manager, where average pay is $54K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Building Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $38K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. 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.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$48,000
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For Building Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 67 percent greater than the national average. Building Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+43 percent) and Chicago (+3 percent).

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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$48,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 31%