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Facility Manager Salary

Home to the top three paying cities for Facility Managers in the United States (Washington, Boston, and New York), the East Coast dominates the job market. Cash earnings of Facility Managers can occasionally include $10K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $32K to almost $94K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Facility Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Facility Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,991 - $91,568
(Median)
$36K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,017
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90%

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$10.41 - $31.17
(Median)
$10
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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
$35,991 - $91,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,717  
Commission
$884 - $13,226  
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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$32,402 - $93,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,656
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
$10.41 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$5.86 - $42.16  
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 - $10,019  
   
Commission
$884 - $13,226  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,717  
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).
)
$32,402 - $93,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Facility Manager


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Facility Managers who advance into the role of a Regional Facilities Manager are fairly uncommon. Regional Facilities Managers on average earn $76K per year. A more likely transition for Facility Managers is Building & Facility Manager or Maintenance Manager.

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Popular Skills for Facility Manager


Facility Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Contractor Management, HVAC System Design, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 13 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Facility Maintenance & Coordination are similarly competent in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facility Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $74K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Facility Managers can earn above-average salaries when they head east to Washington, Boston, and New York, the three most well-paid cities in the country for Facility Managers. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (10 percent lower) and Dallas (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Facility Manager Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Facility Manager Salaries

Contractor Management
up arrow 27%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 13%



Operations Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Vendor Management
up arrow 1%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 365 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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