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.
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.Read More...
Some jobs require licensing in various fields, such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical work. The facilities manager may also oversee the landscaping and grounds-keeping department. To prevent emergency situations from occurring, the manager will often inspect the property for things that need to be repaired. The manager will often supervise other employees and will work with third party workers, who will help facilitate the smooth operation of the property. Therefore, some management experience will come in handy.
Some jobs will require a high school diploma plus relative experience. Others require a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field. The manager will often be given a budget to stay within, so it is important to adhere to it and to find the most cost-effective materials and labor rates without compromising quality. The ability to use a computer proficiently is important to do things, such as being able to create activity reports, to track budgets, and to communicate with other parties. Strong communication skills are needed, in order to work well with residents and other employees.
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
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
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.
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