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Maintenance Manager Salary

Maintenance Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about two-thirds of Maintenance Managers. Pay fluctuates from $35K to $98K per year, but expected earnings average $68K per year. Total cash compensation to Maintenance Managers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most Maintenance Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,389 - $96,954
(Median)
$40K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,815
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$12.52 - $28.31
(Median)
$13
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$40,389 - $96,954  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,796  
Profit Sharing
$0.42 - $8,221  
Commission
$983 - $10,174  
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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$34,650 - $98,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,858
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $28.31  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $42.72  
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 - $11,796  
   
Commission
$983 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$0.42 - $8,221  
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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$34,650 - $98,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 828

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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 $93K 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


Georgia-Pacific Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $102K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Maintenance Managers report using 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 12 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. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know 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.


Maintenance Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $57K on average. Maintenance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. 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 $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


Maintenance Managers will find that Cincinnati offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+18 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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People Management
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Welding
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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 634 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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