Earnings for Building Managers in the United States come in at around $51K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and a little less than one-half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Building Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Building Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,361 - $78,892
(Median)
$29K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,762
10%
50%
90%

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$10.20 - $27.22
(Median)
$10
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,361 - $78,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$24,232 - $74,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $27.22  
   
Overtime
$13.02 - $41.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$24,232 - $74,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.

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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 Property 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.


For many Building Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Building Managers make a median salary of $52K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Building Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $58K.

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Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Building Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 71%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Operations Management
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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