Facilities Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $94K per year, median earnings come to $63K per year. In the world of Facilities Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $94K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Facilities Managers are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,580 - $92,220
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$41K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,743
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$14.07 - $30.63
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$31
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,580 - $92,220  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,300  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,312  
Commission
$11,100  
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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$38,566 - $94,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.07 - $30.63  
   
Overtime
$21.38 - $45.10  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,300  
   
Commission
$11,100  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,312  
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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$38,566 - $94,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 394
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Job Description for Facilities Manager

A facilities manager oversees a commercial or residential property and makes sure that everything is in working order. Hours may vary, and sometimes this job requires the facilities manager to be on call to respond to emergency maintenance situations. The manager may be expected to have some experience in handiwork, including electrical, heating and cooling, plumbing, carpentry, and painting. These jobs are either carried out or delegated by the facilities manager.

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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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Facilities Managers who go on to become Senior Facilities Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Facilities Managers is $97K annually. As Facilities Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Facilities Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $82K per year. Another common career choice for Facilities Managers is to move into a Building & Facility Manager role. Typically, Building & Facility Managers get paid $54K.

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Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $79K.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $90K, Jones Lang LaSalle still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $64K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, Contractor Management, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance, and Security Policies and Procedures. Those proficient in Budget Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Contractor 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. Facilities Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $71K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,178

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

For Facilities Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Facilities Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). In Dallas, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Columbus and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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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
$61,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Manager Salaries





Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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Vendor Management
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Operations Management
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People Management
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National Average
$61,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Property Management
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Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 363 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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