Building Manager Salary

Building Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Building Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. Men make up the majority of Building Managers (66 percent) survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,644 - $81,559
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,608
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90%

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$10.04 - $31.11
(Median)
$10
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$29,644 - $81,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$26,276 - $78,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $31.11  
   
Overtime
$9.30 - $48.45  
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 - $2,959  
   
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).
)
$26,276 - $78,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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 Building & Facility Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $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.


Building Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. Building Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. 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 $63K.

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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 27%
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