Facility Manager Salary

Facility Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little over a half of Facility Managers. Salaries average out to around $61K annually and spread from $32K to $94K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Facility Managers. Ranging between $32K near the bottom and $94K near the top, total earnings can include up to $10K from bonuses and up to $9K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $8K. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Some workers in this field — about one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,810 - $92,762
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$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,389
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$11.52 - $30.82
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MEDIAN: $18.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,810 - $92,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,100  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,436  
Commission
$604 - $7,989  
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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$32,372 - $93,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $30.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.69  
Overtime
$18.12 - $43.11  
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 - $10,100  
   
Commission
$604 - $7,989  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,436  
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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$32,372 - $93,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 262

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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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While Facility Managers do not often become Facilities Directors, the job pays $83K per year on average. More often than not, a Building & Facility Manager role is the next step for Facility Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Building & Facility Managers is usually $54K. Many Facility Managers choose to take on a Regional Facilities Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facility Manager


Jones Lang LaSalle, Standard Parking Corporation, CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., and ABM Industries, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Facility Managers. Employees of Jones Lang LaSalle can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $76K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $56K to $105K.

With a median salary of only $51K, Standard Parking Corporation pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $32K to $75K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Facility Manager


Facility Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, HVAC System Design, Contractor Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Customer Relationship Management and People Management as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. For most people, competency in Facility Maintenance & Coordination indicates knowledge of 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $66K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $59,018

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

Surpassing the national average by 48 percent, Facility Managers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Facility Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+31 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), Austin (+26 percent), and New York (+24 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Seattle is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Tampa and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 11 percent less than the median.

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Key Stats for Facility Manager

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 230 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Facility Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲12%

National Average
$59,000

▼3%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Facility Manager Salaries


HVAC System Design
▲12%

Contractor Management
▲8%




Maintenance
▲3%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼0%

National Average
$59,000


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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