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Maintenance Manager Salary (United States)

More than two-thirds of Maintenance Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $98K per year, and the average comes out to $67K per year. Total cash compensation to Maintenance Managers bottoms out near $35K and approaches $98K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Maintenance Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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Maintenance Manager Salary (?
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$40,330 - $96,114
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MEDIAN: $67,284
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Maintenance Manager Salary (?
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$12.47 - $28.15
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,330 - $96,114  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,871  
Profit Sharing
$198.11 - $8,129  
Commission
$1,250 - $29,000  
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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$34,748 - $97,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $28.15  
   
Overtime
$16.94 - $42.26  
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 - $11,871  
   
Commission
$1,250 - $29,000  
Profit Sharing
$198.11 - $8,129  
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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$34,748 - $97,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 753
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Maintenance Managers sometimes become Maintenance and Engineering Managers, where the average income is $91K per year. The most common career progression for Maintenance Managers leads to becoming a Plant Maintenance Manager, where average pay is $66K annually. However, many Maintenance Managers also opt to become Facilities Managers. Typically, a Facilities Manager brings home $59K.

Maintenance Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where the average salary comes to $102K.

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 14 percent and 19 percent. Plumbing, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Maintenance also tend to know Budget Management, Troubleshooting, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Maintenance Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $49K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $56K. Maintenance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Maintenance Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $72K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$63,000
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For Maintenance Managers, busy Cincinnati offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Charlotte (+14 percent). Maintenance Managers in Salt Lake City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than 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

Welding
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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$63,000
HVAC System Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 614 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%