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Building Manager Salary

Median pay for Building Managers in the United States is around $51K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Managers. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one-half. The majority of Building Managers (66 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,864 - $81,508
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,931
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$10.16 - $31.42
(Median)
$10
$18
$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
$29,864 - $81,508  
   
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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$27,051 - $78,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $31.42  
   
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 - $3,058  
   
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).
)
$27,051 - $78,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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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For Building Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Building Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Building & Facility Manager.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Building Managers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $64K.

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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%
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