Building Manager Salary

Building Managers in the United States can expect wages of $50K per year on average. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. The majority of Building Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Managers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,058 - $79,842
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,240
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$10.37 - $30.72
(Median)
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$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,058 - $79,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,967  
Profit Sharing
$150.00  
Commission
$800  
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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$27,036 - $76,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $30.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.58 - $46.41  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,967  
   
Commission
$800  
Profit Sharing
$150.00  
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).
)
$27,036 - $76,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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 transition into upper-level roles like Property Manager. However, Property Managers do report a slightly lower median income of $42K 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. For Building Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $61K.

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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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