Facilities Manager Salary

Over one-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. Cash earnings for Facilities Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $38K to approximately $95K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but tenure and the particular employer are influential factors as well. There are far more male Facilities Managers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,129 - $93,021
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,226
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$13.59 - $31.00
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary 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
Salary
$40,129 - $93,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,083  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,987  
Commission
$1,850  
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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$38,280 - $95,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,930
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $31.00  
   
Overtime
$14.16 - $43.97  
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 - $10,083  
   
Commission
$1,850  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,987  
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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$38,280 - $95,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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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It's not very common for Facilities Managers to move on to become Operations Directors. Average pay for an Operations Director is $84K annually. The most common promotion for Facilities Managers is Facilities Director, a position that typically pays $82K 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


Salaries are easily beat at CBRE Group, where median pay comes to just $73K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $54K and ending at $91K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Facilities Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Construction Estimating, HVAC System Design, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Security Policies and Procedures, Equipment Maintenance, and Maintenance. Those educated in Contractor Management tend to be well versed 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Facilities Managers make a median salary of $66K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $71K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,972

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

For Facilities Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Facilities Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Dallas and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Facilities Manager Reviews

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






Property Management
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Operations Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
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Vendor Management
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$61,000

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 634 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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