Maintenance Manager Salary

Maintenance Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than two-thirds 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 — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $35K to approximately $98K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,382 - $96,630
(Median)
$40K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,670
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50%
90%

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$12.60 - $28.20
(Median)
$13
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,382 - $96,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,776  
Profit Sharing
$31.03 - $8,157  
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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$34,768 - $98,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,749
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $28.20  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $42.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,776  
   
Profit Sharing
$31.03 - $8,157  
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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$34,768 - $98,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 810

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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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While not commonly seen, Maintenance Managers who transition into a Maintenance and Engineering Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Maintenance and Engineering Managers is $93K per year. With an annual salary of $66K, 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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Georgia-Pacific Corporation — the median salary there is $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 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 who know 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.


For many Maintenance Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $57K on average. On average, Maintenance Managers make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


Cincinnati is home to an above-average pay rate for Maintenance Managers, 37 percent higher than the national average. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+16 percent), Charlotte (+15 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and St. Louis (+12 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below 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






People Management
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Welding
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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$63,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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HVAC System Design
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Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 645 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
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%