Maintenance Manager Salary

Maintenance Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — roughly two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $100K per year, median earnings come to $69K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Maintenance Managers can bottom out near $35K or peak near $100K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Maintenance Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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 it's uncommon, some Maintenance Managers move into roles as Maintenance and Engineering Managers, where pay is an average $94K per year. With an annual salary of $67K, Plant Maintenance Manager is the most common role for Maintenance Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Facilities Manager role — which usually pays $59K — is also typical for Maintenance Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Manager


United States Steel Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Navy, and Chrysler Group LLC. are all popular places to work. U.S. Postal Service (USPS) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $97K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Georgia-Pacific Corporation at $93K, International Paper Co at $92K, and Chrysler Group LLC., where Maintenance Managers annually earn $89K.

Workers at Home Properties, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and United States Steel Corporation also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $61K, $66K, and $71K respectively.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their 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 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 skilled in Facility Maintenance & Coordination are similarly competent in Budget Management. Those proficient in Maintenance are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. Maintenance Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $66K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $74K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,075

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

Maintenance Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Maintenance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+20 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Columbus (+12 percent), and Baltimore (+11 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Workers in Grand Rapids and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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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