Facilities Manager Salary

Facilities Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $62K annually, but may range from $38K to $95K per year. In the world of Facilities Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $38K and $95K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though tenure and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Facilities Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority (82 percent) of Facilities Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,762 - $92,440
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,727
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$13.06 - $30.67
(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
$39,762 - $92,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,062  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $7,475  
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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$37,515 - $94,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,622
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
$13.06 - $30.67  
   
Overtime
$13.65 - $43.82  
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
$257.60 - $7,475  
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).
)
$37,515 - $94,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 400
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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 $84K per year. Becoming a Facilities Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Facilities Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $81K. Another frequent advance is for Facilities Managers to assume a Building & Facility Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Manager


Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $111K, Jones Lang LaSalle still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $71K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Facilities Managers report using a large range 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. It is often found that people who know Contractor Management are 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. Facilities Managers see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $72K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Facilities Managers, 33 percent higher than 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). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Dallas 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
$61,000



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
$61,000

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 628 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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