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Building Manager Salary

Building Managers in the United States pull down an average of $51K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Building Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and roughly one-half have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,833 - $81,610
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,741
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90%

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$10.27 - $31.66
(Median)
$10
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,833 - $81,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,070  
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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$27,673 - $79,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $31.66  
   
Overtime
$9.14 - $48.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,070  
   
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).
)
$27,673 - $79,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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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Many Building Managers move into a Building & Facility Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Building & Facility Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Building Managers.

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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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Building Managers make a median salary of $54K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $64K on average.

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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%
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