Maintenance Manager Salary

For Maintenance Managers, Georgia-Pacific Corporation hands out the highest paychecks — $102K on average — relative to the national average of $68K per year. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,846 - $97,289

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$12.70 - $28.06

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,846 - $97,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,904  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,982  
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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$34,740 - $98,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,935
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $28.06  
   
Overtime
$18.65 - $42.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,904  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,982  
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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$34,740 - $98,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 854
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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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Maintenance Managers do not often transition into Maintenance and Engineering Manager roles. The role averages $94K per year. The most common promotion for Maintenance Managers is Plant Maintenance Manager, a position that typically pays $66K annually. Another standard transition for Maintenance Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Facilities Manager role, where pay is often $59K.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Survey takers working as Maintenance Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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. Most people familiar with Maintenance also know Troubleshooting, Facility Maintenance & Coordination, and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Manager

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


For many Maintenance Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $50K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Maintenance Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


Maintenance Managers will find that Cincinnati offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Workers in Portland and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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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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Welding
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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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ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 616 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
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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