Building Manager Salary

Building Managers in the United States pull down an average of $51K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Building Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one-half. Job satisfaction for Building Managers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,327 - $82,456
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$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,973
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$10.03 - $25.96
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MEDIAN: $16.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,327 - $82,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$550  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$24,942 - $75,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $25.96  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $42.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$24,942 - $75,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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 evictions.
  • Supervise on-site staff and coordinates repairs and maintenance.
  • Process leases, collect rent, make bank deposits, verify income and maintain waiting list.
  • Ensure compliance with HUD, TCAC or other regulations.

Common Career Paths for Building Manager


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Building Managers who go on to become Property Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Property Manager, an upper-level role, pays $42K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Manager

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. Building Managers bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,162

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Building Managers, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 73 percent above the national average. Building Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+62 percent) and New York (+34 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Building Managers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 37 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and San Francisco (27 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Building Manager

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Building Manager Salaries

Project Management
▲70%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Operations Management
▼2%

Customer Service
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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