Maintenance Manager Salary

Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Maintenance Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $99K per year, and the average comes out to $68K annually. Final cash compensation to Maintenance Managers varies from around $35K to approximately $99K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $8K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Maintenance Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,767 - $97,281
(Median)
$41K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $68,153
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$12.67 - $28.04
(Median)
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,767 - $97,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,884  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,991  
Commission
$1,000 - $15,000  
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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$34,809 - $98,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,904
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $28.04  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $42.68  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,884  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,991  
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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$34,809 - $98,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 847
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Job Description for Maintenance Manager

Maintenance managers are responsible for an organization or facility's overall maintenance, which includes ensuring that equipment is operated and maintained according to manufacturer specifications, work performed meets safety requirements, and all maintenance workers follow appropriate federal and state safety guidelines. The specific duties of maintenance managers vary according to the specific industry or organization, but generally include creating and following preventive maintenance schedules, overseeing a staff of maintenance or custodial staff, and inspecting and testing equipment or building systems.

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Maintenance Manager Tasks

  • Oversee and direct maintenance personnel, equipment installation, facilities equipment repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect and evaluate physical plant, grounds, and related equipment.
  • Coordinate with outside contractors to perform activities, repairs, preventive maintenance on building equipment, and building and grounds appearance.
  • Purchase and manage all related maintenance supplies and plant equipment repair parts for all equipment in facility.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Manager


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It's not very common for Maintenance Managers to move on to become Maintenance and Engineering Managers. Average pay for a Maintenance and Engineering Manager is $94K annually. Becoming a Plant Maintenance Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Maintenance Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $66K. Another frequent advance is for Maintenance Managers to assume a Facilities Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Manager


Maintenance Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where the average salary comes to $102K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Maintenance Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Plant Maintenance, Project Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Plumbing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. ELECTRICAL and Maintenance also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Maintenance are, more often than not, also skilled in Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Troubleshooting, and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Manager

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


For Maintenance Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $58K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $51K. On average, Maintenance Managers make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Maintenance Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $73K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Maintenance Managers, Cincinnati offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Maintenance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+20 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Maintenance Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Maintenance Manager?

Maintenance Manager in Morris:
Pros: I love working with people. Especially with retired people that just moved in to a new residential complex.
Cons: There's nothing I don't like about the job that I have.

Maintenance Manager in Oswego:
"Everyday Is A New Day."
Pros: The people, learning a new process, challenging, ability to use my mind.
Cons: Little to no communication with upper management, long work weeks, long hours, very little recognition.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Manager Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Manager Salaries







Equipment Maintenance
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$64,000

Troubleshooting
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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HVAC System Design
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ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 617 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%
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