Facilities Manager Salary

Facilities Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $38K to $95K per year, median earnings come to $62K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Facilities Managers spread between $38K and $95K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by experience level and the specific company. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Facilities Managers are male. The majority of Facilities Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,129 - $93,021
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,226
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$13.59 - $31.00
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,129 - $93,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,083  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,987  
Commission
$1,850  
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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$38,280 - $95,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,930
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $31.00  
   
Overtime
$14.16 - $43.97  
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 - $10,083  
   
Commission
$1,850  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,987  
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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$38,280 - $95,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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 do not often transition into Operations Director roles. The role averages $84K per year. With an annual salary of $82K, Facilities Director is the most common role for Facilities Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Building & Facility Manager role — which usually pays $54K — is also typical for Facilities Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Manager


Facilities Managers will find the worst pay at CBRE Group, where the median salary crawls in at $73K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $91K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Facilities Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Construction Estimating, HVAC System Design, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Security Policies and Procedures, 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Facilities Managers bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,972

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Facilities Managers, 24 percent above the national average. Facilities Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Columbus ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Employers in Dallas and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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
$61,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Manager Salaries






Property Management
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Vendor Management
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 1%

Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$61,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 634 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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