Facility Manager Salary

Facility Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around half of Facility Managers. Pay fluctuates from $32K to $93K per year, but expected earnings average $61K annually. Cash earnings for Facility Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $93K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Facility Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Facility Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,308 - $92,346
$37K
$61K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,489
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$11.35 - $29.74
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MEDIAN: $17.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,308 - $92,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,099  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,500  
Commission
$408.51 - $7,926  
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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$31,847 - $93,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $29.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.69  
Overtime
$18.36 - $42.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,099  
   
Commission
$408.51 - $7,926  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,500  
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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$31,847 - $93,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 271

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Job Description for Facility Manager

A facilities manager oversees the upkeep of a physical facility or facilities. These positions are especially vital in facilities where appearance is important, such as in hotel chains and restaurants, and in facilities where safety is especially important, such as manufacturing facilities and product plants. In general, the facilities manager ensures that the physical conditions of the property meet company standards. This includes general maintenance, such as the upkeep and repair of mechanical properties, electrical components, and plumbing, as well as the overall appearance of the facility.

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Facility Manager Tasks

  • Monitor, train, evaluate, and guide facilities personnel and coordinate with other internal teams.
  • Develop and maintain the standard safety operating procedures for the facility.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and manage the preventative maintenance for all equipment.
  • Coordinate services including security, equipment maintenance, cleaning, and waste disposal.

Common Career Paths for Facility Manager


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Though it's uncommon, some Facility Managers move into roles as Facilities Directors, where pay is an average $83K per year. The most common career progression for Facility Managers leads to becoming a Building & Facility Manager, where pay is typically $54K. However, many Facility Managers also opt to become Regional Facilities Managers, a position that pays $77K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facility Manager


Dominating the field, Jones Lang LaSalle, Standard Parking Corporation, CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., and ABM Industries, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Facility Managers. Jones Lang LaSalle offers the largest salaries in town ($76K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $55K to $105K.

Standard Parking Corporation offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $51K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $32K and $57K.

Popular Skills for Facility Manager


Facility Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, Budget Management, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Relationship Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Facility Maintenance & Coordination tend to be well versed in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facility Manager

Pay by Experience for a Facility Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Facility Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 508 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facility Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 478 salaries. An experienced Facility Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 543 salaries. A Facility Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 309 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,973

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Facility Managers, 48 percent above the national average. Facility Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+27 percent), Houston (+27 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), and New York (+26 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Seattle and 10 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Facility Manager

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Facility Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
$59,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Facility Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲32%


HVAC System Design
▲12%

Contractor Management
▲8%



Maintenance
▲3%



National Average
$59,000


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼41%

Microsoft Office
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 21%
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