Maintenance Manager Salary

Just below two-thirds 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 $101K per year, and the average comes out to $69K per year. In the world of Maintenance Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $101K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $13K and $8K, respectively. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,978 - $100,226
$42K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,987
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$12.87 - $28.99
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MEDIAN: $19.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,978 - $100,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,924  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,189  
Commission
$405.47 - $14,795  
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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$34,978 - $100,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $28.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$20.33 - $44.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,924  
   
Commission
$405.47 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,189  
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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$34,978 - $100,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 886

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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

  • 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.
  • Oversee and direct maintenance personnel, equipment installation, facilities equipment repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect and evaluate physical plant, grounds, and related equipment.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Manager


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Maintenance Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The average Manufacturing Engineering Manager brings home $96K per year. A Plant Maintenance Manager role is the most common promotion for Maintenance Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $67K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Maintenance Managers is a Facilities Manager position, where earnings are usually $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Maintenance Managers include International Paper Co, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Home Properties, Inc., and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Tyson Foods, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $95K. Soaring salaries can also be found at International Paper Co, Waste Management, Inc., and U.S. Postal Service (USPS), where earnings of $91K, $88K, or $88K are standard for Maintenance Managers.

Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc., Home Properties, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $50K, $61K, and $62K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Survey results imply that Maintenance Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Reliability Centred Maintenance, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 19 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing Plumbing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Maintenance and HVAC System Design also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Maintenance are similarly competent in Troubleshooting. Most people experienced in Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Budget Management, Troubleshooting, and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Manager

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 781 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 1,043 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 1,399 salaries. A Maintenance Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 1,088 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $63,033

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

For Maintenance Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+24 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and St. Louis (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Phoenix and 13 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Maintenance Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Maintenance Manager?

Maintenance Manager in Anchorage:
"Everyday learning."
Pros: Positive interactions with clients and coworkers, opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally.
Cons: Bureaucracy in the corporate structure.

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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Key Stats for Maintenance Manager

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 472 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲2%

National Average
$63,000

▼9%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 472 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%