Maintenance Manager Salary
|Salary||$42,111 - $101,196|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $13,041|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $8,243|
|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).)
|$35,624 - $102,056|
|Hourly Rate||$13.06 - $29.08|
|Overtime||$20.46 - $44.17|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $13,041|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $8,243|
|Total Pay (||$35,624 - $102,056|
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.Read More...
A high school education or GED is usually the minimum requirement for maintenance managers; in some cases, an associate's degree is required with additional coursework in maintenance engineering, mechanical engineering or industrial engineering being a plus. Certification in an area relevant to maintenance, such as hydraulics or electrical systems, is usually also desirable. Most importantly, several years' experience as a maintenance worker is required before advancing to the level of maintenance manager.
Maintenance managers spend some time behind a desk, using a computer to generate budgets, prepare policies, etc. However, much of the managers' time is usually spent on-site, reviewing staff members' performance, making repairs, or inspecting the condition of a facility. In addition to technical knowledge, maintenance managers must possess excellent time management skills and be adept at coordinating and following multiple deadlines. They should have good communication skills, since the manager must effectively direct staff, interact with vendors and report to other organization staff. Maintenance managers should also handle stress well, have good attention to detail, and have the ability to follow specific, technical specifications and instructions. Lastly, some maintenance managers are required to remain on-call after work hours for emergencies. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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 $96K annually. 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
International Paper Co, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Home Properties, Inc., and Georgia-Pacific Corporation are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Maintenance Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Tyson Foods, Inc. — the median salary there is $95K. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries at International Paper Co (+$91K), Waste Management, Inc. (+$88K), and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) (+$88K).
A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc. ($50K), Home Properties, Inc. ($61K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($62K).
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, 18 percent, and 14 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 who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Budget Management, Troubleshooting, and Project Management. Most people familiar with Maintenance also know Troubleshooting.
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
Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Maintenance Managers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Maintenance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+22 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and St. Louis (+16 percent). Maintenance Managers in Portland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Philadelphia (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).
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