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Facilities Manager Salary (United States)

With just below three-fifths of Facilities Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $37K to $94K per year and averages out to $62K annually. In the world of Facilities Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $94K. While experience level and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. For the most part, Facilities Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Facilities Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Facilities Manager Salary (?
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$39,441 - $91,358
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MEDIAN: $61,604
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Facilities Manager Salary (?
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$12.85 - $30.33
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,441 - $91,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,977  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $7,241  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,582  
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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$37,165 - $93,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $30.33  
   
Overtime
$13.31 - $43.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,977  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,582  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $7,241  
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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$37,165 - $93,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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Job Description for Facilities Manager

A facilities manager works at a building or structure and ensures that it runs smoothly. A business background, education and training are essential. A well-qualified facilities manager must be familiar with the work that he or she will oversee, so a great deal of relevant experience is needed. The building could be a small apartment building or a huge multi-tiered convention center. The manager will coordinate typical structural and business aspects, including space allocation and leasing, all the way to janitorial services. He or she will be involved in the hiring and management of the wide variety of required or necessary people. Essential people and functions that the facility manager will oversee and train include pest control, phone systems, food production and waste management, sprinkler systems, window washers, furniture, lighting, handicapped access facilitators, interior decorating, grounds maintenance, parking, air quality, heating, and snow removal right down to the welcome center and reception desk. The facilities manager is responsible for the budget and organization of various plant projects, and will plan the necessary expansions. The code violations and governmental requirements will be handled by the facilities manager. He or she will make sure that the electricity, fire prevention, personnel safety, security, parking, environmental systems (for example: heating, humidity and/or air conditioning), plumbing, and all other facets of a well-run structure are operational and well maintained. The manager will schedule the proper maintenance tasks and plan critically for the future. The exact tasks and functions of this job will depend on the nature of the facility, and are likely to change over time when the building or its functions and requirements change. The smoothly running facility requires superb personnel hiring and periodic training, keeping the employees updated on all applicable procedures, written instructions for operations, leadership and management, and both an attention to detail and an overall top-down view of the entire facility.
Facilities Manager Tasks
  • Manage facilities staff to deliver maintenance and operations services.
  • Manage facilities budget and project planning tasks.
  • Hire and direct contracted service providers associated with facility maintenance and operations.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the use of supplies and facilities.

Common Career Paths for Facilities Manager

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While Facilities Managers do not often become Operations Directors, the job pays $85K per year on average. Going from Facilities Manager to Facilities Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $81K. Many others choose to work as Building & Facility Managers, where pay is typically $54K.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Manager

Facilities Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Budget Management, Construction Estimating, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Maintenance. It is often found that people who know Contractor Management are also skilled in Budget Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Facilities Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $71K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Facilities Managers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Facilities Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+32 percent), San Francisco (+26 percent), Boston (+24 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average.

Facilities Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Facilities Manager?
Facilities Manager in London:
"My Job Is About Contributing To The Economy Of South Africa."
Pros: Team work and critics from my direct report.
Cons: Stress from workers, labor representatives and clients.

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Experience Affects Facilities Manager Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Facilities Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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People Management
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Vendor Management
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$61,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%