Facilities Manager Salary

Facilities Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Facilities Managers. Pay fluctuates from $39K to $94K per year, but expected earnings average $63K per year. Total cash compensation for Facilities Managers runs from $39K to $94K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though years of experience and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Facilities Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Facilities Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,896 - $92,373
$41K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,865
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$13.99 - $30.35
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MEDIAN: $20.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,896 - $92,373  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,239  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,129  
Commission
$4,600  
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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$38,601 - $93,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $30.35  
   
Overtime
$21.28 - $44.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,239  
   
Commission
$4,600  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,129  
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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$38,601 - $93,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 388

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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

  • Hire and direct contracted service providers associated with facility maintenance and operations.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the use of supplies and facilities.
  • Manage facilities staff to deliver maintenance and operations services.
  • Manage facilities budget and project planning tasks.

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. With an annual salary of $83K, 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


Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $79K.

While select Jones Lang LaSalle employees may bring in up to $89K, a median salary of only $65K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Facilities Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, HVAC System Design, Contract Negotiation, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Maintenance and Equipment Maintenance. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $52K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. Facilities Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Facilities Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $70K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,360

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Facilities Managers, 28 percent above the national average. Facilities Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Dallas and 2 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Facilities Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Facilities Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 361 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Facilities Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$61,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 361 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%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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