Facilities Manager Salary

Just over a 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 $39K to $93K per year, and the average comes out to $63K annually. Total cash compensation to Facilities Managers approaches anywhere from $39K on the lower end to $93K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though geography and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority (85 percent) of Facilities Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Facilities Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$41,179 - $91,779
$41K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,942
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$13.97 - $30.56
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$31
MEDIAN: $20.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,179 - $91,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,247  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,274  
Commission
$2,035  
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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$38,698 - $93,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,082
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$21.13 - $44.96  
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 - $10,247  
   
Commission
$2,035  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,274  
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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$38,698 - $93,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 365

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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 who transition into a Senior Facilities Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $98K per year. Going from Facilities Manager to Facilities Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $83K. Many others choose to work as Building & Facility Managers, where pay is typically $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Manager


Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $79K.

Offering a median salary of only $63K, Jones Lang LaSalle pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $47K to $85K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Maintenance, Safety Compliance, and Equipment Maintenance. Most people who know Budget Management also know Contractor Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Manager

Pay by Experience for a Facilities Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Facilities Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 831 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facilities Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 809 salaries. An experienced Facilities Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 972 salaries. A Facilities Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 546 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,428

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

Home to some of the best pay for Facilities Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Facilities Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+20 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (6 percent lower) and Dallas (3 percent lower).

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 347 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Facilities Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$61,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 347 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%