Facilities Manager Salary

Facilities Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $62K per year, but may range from $37K to $95K per year. Total cash compensation to Facilities Managers approaches anywhere from $37K on the lower end to $95K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Facilities Managers are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,578 - $91,935
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,702
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$12.94 - $30.52
(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
$39,578 - $91,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,038  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $7,450  
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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$37,391 - $94,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,588
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
$12.94 - $30.52  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $43.07  
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 - $10,038  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,874  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $7,450  
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).
)
$37,391 - $94,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 375

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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 not the most common occurrence, Facilities Managers sometimes become Operations Directors, where the average income is $85K per year. As Facilities Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Facilities Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $81K per year. Another common career choice for Facilities Managers is to move into a Building & Facility Manager role. Typically, Building & Facility Managers get paid $54K.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Survey takers working as Facilities Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance and Maintenance. Those proficient in Contractor Management are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For Facilities Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $59K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Facilities Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 48 percent, Facilities Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Facilities Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent), Boston (+27 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (15 percent lower) and Denver (1 percent lower).

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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







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National Average
$61,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 654 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
24%

Common Health Benefits

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