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Facilities Manager Salary

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 $95K per year and averages out to $62K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Facilities Managers spread between $37K and $95K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but tenure and the specific company are influential factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Facilities Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Facilities Managers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,548 - $92,147
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,657
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$12.96 - $30.65
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,548 - $92,147  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,053  
Profit Sharing
$389.78 - $7,638  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,874  
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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$37,329 - $94,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,579
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $30.65  
   
Overtime
$13.39 - $43.28  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,053  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,874  
Profit Sharing
$389.78 - $7,638  
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).
)
$37,329 - $94,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 389

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Facilities Managers move into roles as Operations Directors, where pay is an average $85K per year. The most common career progression for Facilities Managers leads to becoming a Facilities Director, where average pay is $81K annually. However, many Facilities Managers also opt to become Building & Facility Managers. Typically, a Building & Facility Manager brings home $54K.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Facilities Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Budget Management, Construction Estimating, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Equipment Maintenance and Maintenance. Most people familiar with Contractor Management also know 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 Facilities Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $59K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 48 percent, Facilities Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Facilities Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent), Boston (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), and Washington (+17 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Columbus (14 percent lower) and Denver (1 percent lower).

Facilities Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Facilities Manager?

Facilities Manager in Brockton:
Pros: I am able to assist schools in making it a better and safe environment for the students. Facilities plays is a high demand visible department and I am able to work with craftsmen and learn tools of the trade. I am also a people person and I enjoy working with and meeting the vendors we work with.
Cons: The salary and the additional responsibilities I have taken on and I feel I am not heard or appreciated for the work I do.

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
$60,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Manager Salaries







Operations Management
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Vendor Management
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Safety Compliance
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National Average
$60,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 644 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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