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Maintenance Manager Salary

Maintenance Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $68K per year, but may range from $35K to $98K 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 $98K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,470 - $96,893
(Median)
$40K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,729
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90%

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$12.53 - $28.30
(Median)
$13
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,470 - $96,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,748  
Profit Sharing
$0.42 - $8,221  
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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$34,664 - $98,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,817
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $28.30  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $42.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,748  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.42 - $8,221  
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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$34,664 - $98,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 819

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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 advance into the role of a Maintenance and Engineering Manager are fairly uncommon. Maintenance and Engineering Managers on average earn $93K per year. Becoming a Plant Maintenance Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Maintenance Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $67K. Another frequent advance is for Maintenance Managers to assume a Facilities Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $59K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Manager


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation offers the most; Maintenance Managers earn $102K on average there.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Maintenance Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Plant Maintenance, Project Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 18 percent. 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 Maintenance also know Troubleshooting, Budget Management, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Manager

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


Maintenance Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $50K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $57K. On average, Maintenance Managers make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Maintenance Managers, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+16 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average.

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








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$63,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 636 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
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%
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