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Facilities Manager Salary

With a little over a half of Facilities Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Facilities Managers is $62K annually and can range from $37K on the lower end to $95K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings for Facilities Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $37K to approximately $95K. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Facilities Managers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,612 - $92,187
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,703
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$13.00 - $30.75
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$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
$39,612 - $92,187  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,054  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $7,554  
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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$37,404 - $94,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,596
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
$13.00 - $30.75  
   
Overtime
$13.44 - $43.24  
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 - $10,054  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,874  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $7,554  
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).
)
$37,404 - $94,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 392

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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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Though some Facilities Managers move into positions like Operations Director (where the average salary is $85K), this progression is not the norm. 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 Skills for Facilities Manager


Survey results imply that Facilities Managers deploy 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 7 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Equipment Maintenance, Maintenance, and Security Policies and Procedures. For most people, competency in Contractor Management indicates knowledge of 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $59K. Facilities Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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 $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Facilities Managers, 47 percent above the national average. Facilities Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+34 percent), Boston (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), and Washington (+19 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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







Operations Management
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Vendor Management
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Safety Compliance
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National Average
$61,000

Security Policies and Procedures
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 641 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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