Maintenance Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $69K annually on average but can range from $35K to $100K per year. Cash earnings for Maintenance Managers — including $12K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $100K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$41,544 - $99,830
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$42K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,048
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$13.02 - $28.54
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,544 - $99,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,133  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,023  
Commission
$402.68 - $14,899  
Total Pay (?
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$34,975 - $100,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,553
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $28.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$20.62 - $44.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,133  
   
Commission
$402.68 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,023  
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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$34,975 - $100,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 880
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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 who go on to become Manufacturing Engineering Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $95K annually. Going from Maintenance Manager to Plant Maintenance Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $67K. Many others choose to work as Facilities Managers, where pay is typically $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Manager


International Paper Co, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Home Properties, Inc., and United States Steel Corporation are all popular places to work. Maintenance Managers flock to Tyson Foods, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $95K lead the pack in compensation. Soaring salaries can also be found at U.S. Postal Service (USPS), International Paper Co, and Waste Management, Inc., where earnings of $93K, $91K, or $88K are standard for Maintenance Managers.

Home Properties, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and U.S. Army are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $61K, $62K, and $63K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Survey results imply that Maintenance Managers deploy a deep pool 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 30 percent, 17 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those listing Plumbing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Maintenance and Troubleshooting also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination are also skilled in Budget Management, Troubleshooting, and Project Management. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Maintenance Managers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Maintenance Managers see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Maintenance Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $63,273

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For Maintenance Managers, Columbus provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Maintenance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+21 percent), Houston (+18 percent), St. Louis (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 20 percent below the national average. Workers in Phoenix and Richmond earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 4 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
$63,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Manager Salaries







Equipment Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 483 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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