Building Manager Salary

Building Managers in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage, too. The majority of Building Managers (65 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Building Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,644 - $81,559
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,750
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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: 20 Jun 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: 20 Jun 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 advance their careers by becoming Building & Facility Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $54K.

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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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Building Managers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $63K.

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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

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
35 %
Male
65 %

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: 40% employee benefits None: 27%
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