Facilities Manager Salary
Facilities Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $94K per year, median earnings come to $63K per year. In the world of Facilities Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $94K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Facilities Managers are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Some jobs require licensing in various fields, such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical work. The facilities manager may also oversee the landscaping and grounds-keeping department. To prevent emergency situations from occurring, the manager will often inspect the property for things that need to be repaired. The manager will often supervise other employees and will work with third party workers, who will help facilitate the smooth operation of the property. Therefore, some management experience will come in handy.
Some jobs will require a high school diploma plus relative experience. Others require a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field. The manager will often be given a budget to stay within, so it is important to adhere to it and to find the most cost-effective materials and labor rates without compromising quality. The ability to use a computer proficiently is important to do things, such as being able to create activity reports, to track budgets, and to communicate with other parties. Strong communication skills are needed, in order to work well with residents and other employees.
Facilities Manager Tasks
- Hire and direct contracted service providers associated with facility maintenance and operations.
- Develop policies and procedures for the use of supplies and facilities.
- Manage facilities staff to deliver maintenance and operations services.
- Manage facilities budget and project planning tasks.
Common Career Paths for Facilities Manager
Facilities Managers who go on to become Senior Facilities Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Facilities Managers is $97K annually. 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 $82K 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 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.
Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $90K, Jones Lang LaSalle still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $64K, the lowest in the field.
Popular Skills for Facilities Manager
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Contract Negotiation, Contractor Management, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance, and Security Policies and Procedures. Those proficient in Budget Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Contractor 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. Facilities Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. 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 $71K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Facilities Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Facilities Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and San Francisco (+14 percent). In Dallas, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Columbus and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.
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