Facilities Manager Salary

More than half of Facilities Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $38K to $95K per year, and the average comes out to $62K annually. Total cash compensation for Facilities Managers runs from $38K to $95K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. The vast majority (82 percent) of Facilities Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction for Facilities Managers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,775 - $92,592
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,736
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$13.08 - $30.62
(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
$39,775 - $92,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,062  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,501  
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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$37,594 - $95,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,635
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
$13.08 - $30.62  
   
Overtime
$13.71 - $43.78  
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 - $10,062  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,874  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,501  
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).
)
$37,594 - $95,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 403
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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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There are some Facilities Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Operations Directors, where earnings are an average $84K annually. The most common promotion for Facilities Managers is Facilities Director, a position that typically pays $81K annually. Another standard transition for Facilities Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Building & Facility Manager role, where pay is often $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Manager


Bringing up the rear, Jones Lang LaSalle's median pay of $71K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $111K.

Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Facilities Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Budget Management, Construction Estimating, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Coordinating, Equipment Maintenance, and Maintenance. Most people skilled in Contractor Management are similarly competent in 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.


Facilities Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $59K. 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


For Facilities Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Facilities Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), Washington (+24 percent), and San Francisco (+16 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Columbus and 2 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
$60,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Manager Salaries







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

Safety Compliance
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Security Policies and Procedures
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Project Coordinating
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 624 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
23%

Common Health Benefits

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