Maintenance Manager Salary

Maintenance Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $70K annually on average but can range from $35K to $101K per year. Total cash compensation to Maintenance Managers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $101K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $13K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Maintenance Managers. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,362 - $100,836
$42K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,709
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$13.06 - $29.17
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MEDIAN: $19.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,362 - $100,836  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,074  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,232  
Commission
$405.47 - $14,795  
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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$35,260 - $101,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.06 - $29.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$20.43 - $44.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,074  
   
Commission
$405.47 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,232  
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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$35,260 - $101,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 928

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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

  • 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


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Maintenance Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Engineering Manager, where median compensation is $96K 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


Maintenance Managers fill the offices of leading firms International Paper Co, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Home Properties, Inc., and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Tyson Foods, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $95K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include International Paper Co, Waste Management, Inc., and U.S. Postal Service (USPS), where Maintenance Managers typically earn around $91K, $88K, or $88K, respectively.

Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc., Home Properties, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $50K, $61K, and $62K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 29 percent, 18 percent, and 15 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 experienced in Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Budget Management, Troubleshooting, and Project Management. Those familiar with Maintenance tend to be well versed in 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

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National Average: $63,509

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Maintenance Managers, 23 percent higher than the national average. Maintenance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+23 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and St. Louis (+16 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Maintenance Manager's salary, with Portland Maintenance Managers earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Phoenix and 13 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Maintenance Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Maintenance Manager?

Maintenance Manager in Anchorage:
"Everyday learning."
Pros: Positive interactions with clients and coworkers, opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally.
Cons: Bureaucracy in the corporate structure.

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 523 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

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National Average
$64,000

▼10%

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Skills That Affect Maintenance Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 523 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: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%
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