With just under two-thirds of Maintenance Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $35K to $100K per year and averages out to $69K annually. 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 tenure. Work is enjoyable for Maintenance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,917 - $99,791
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$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,868
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$13.01 - $28.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,917 - $99,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,358  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
Commission
$405.47 - $14,795  
Total Pay (?
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$35,057 - $100,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $28.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$20.58 - $44.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,358  
   
Commission
$405.47 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$35,057 - $100,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 903

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Engineering Manager, where median compensation is $95K annually. 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


International Paper Co, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Home Properties, Inc., and Georgia-Pacific Corporation are top-notch employers for Maintenance Managers in this area. For Maintenance Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Tyson Foods, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $95K, the highest in the area. International Paper Co, Waste Management, Inc., and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) also offer top salaries for Maintenance Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $91K, $88K, and $88K, respectively.

Employees at Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc., Home Properties, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $50K, $61K, and $62K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Maintenance Managers report using 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 30 percent, 18 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Plumbing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Maintenance and Troubleshooting also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Maintenance are, more often than not, also skilled in Troubleshooting. The majority of those who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Budget Management, Troubleshooting, and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Manager

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


Maintenance Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Maintenance Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $63,207

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For those looking to make money, Maintenance Managers in Columbus enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Maintenance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+23 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), and St. Louis (+15 percent). Maintenance Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Maintenance Managers in Portland bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and Phoenix (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Maintenance Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Maintenance Manager

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 474 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Manager Salaries



National Average
$63,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 474 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
32%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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