Facility Manager Salary

Facility Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little over a half of Facility Managers. Pay fluctuates from $33K to $93K per year, but expected earnings average $61K annually. Total cash earnings of Facility Managers range from $33K on the low end to $93K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by years of experience and geography. Most Facility Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Facility Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance.

$36,393 - $91,752
(Median)
$36K
$61K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,530
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$11.43 - $30.79
(Median)
$11
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,393 - $91,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,898  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,483  
Commission
$4,943  
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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$32,760 - $93,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,979
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $30.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.23  
Overtime
$6.07 - $40.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,898  
   
Commission
$4,943  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,483  
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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$32,760 - $93,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 345
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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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For Facility Managers, progressing to a Facilities Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Facilities Director can earn $82K annually. Facility Managers go on to become Building & Facility Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $54K. Facility Managers who move into a Regional Facilities Manager role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facility Manager


Jones Lang LaSalle, Standard Parking Corporation, CBRE Group, ABM Industries, Inc., and Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. are top-notch employers for Facility Managers in this area. Facility Managers in search of the best pay head to CBRE Group, where the median salary rolls in at $75K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $94K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $63K.

Offering a median salary of only $46K, Standard Parking Corporation gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $26K to $83K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Facility Manager


Survey results imply that Facility Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Budget Management, Contractor Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Relationship Management. Most people who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facility Manager

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


For many Facility Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. For Facility Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $72K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $58,882

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

Relative to their peers in the rest of the country, professionals in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles (the largest American cities) reap salaries that surpass the national average. Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Columbus and 11 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Facility Manager Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Facility Manager Salaries

HVAC System Design
up arrow 13%


Contractor Management
up arrow 8%


Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Vendor Management
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National Average
$59,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 386 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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