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Building Manager Salary

Pay for Building Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $50K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-half. Most Building Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Building Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,344 - $80,669
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,367
10%
50%
90%

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$10.80 - $31.72
(Median)
$11
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,344 - $80,669  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
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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$27,284 - $78,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $31.72  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
   
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).
)
$27,284 - $78,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $39K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $46K. Building Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. 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 31%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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