Maintenance Manager Salary

Maintenance Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $100K per year, median earnings come to $69K per year. Total cash compensation to Maintenance Managers bottoms out near $35K and approaches $100K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most Maintenance Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,609 - $98,763
(Median)
$42K
$69K
$99K
MEDIAN: $68,777
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$12.77 - $28.64
(Median)
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,609 - $98,763  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,969  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
Commission
$4,800  
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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$35,211 - $100,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $28.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.18 - $43.97  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,969  
   
Commission
$4,800  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$35,211 - $100,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,035
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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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Though some Maintenance Managers move into positions like Maintenance and Engineering Manager (where the average salary is $94K), this progression is not the norm. More often than not, a Plant Maintenance Manager role is the next step for Maintenance Managers moving up in the field. Plant Maintenance Managers usually make $67K per year. Many other Maintenance Managers choose to take on a Facilities Manager role, where salaries are typically $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Manager


Maintenance Managers fill the offices of leading firms United States Steel Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Navy, and Chrysler Group LLC. U.S. Postal Service (USPS) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $97K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Georgia-Pacific Corporation, International Paper Co, and Chrysler Group LLC., top-paying firms where Maintenance Managers rake in a respectable $93K, $92K, or $89K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Home Properties, Inc. at $61K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $66K, and United States Steel Corporation, where $71K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Maintenance Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 29 percent, 17 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Plumbing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Maintenance and Facility Maintenance & Coordination also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Budget Management. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know Project Management, 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 of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $58K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $74K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,075

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

Home to some of the best pay for Maintenance Managers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+20 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Columbus (+12 percent), and Baltimore (+11 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Grand Rapids and 3 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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







People Management
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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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HVAC System Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 684 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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