Maintenance Manager Salary

Maintenance Managers usually earn approximately $68K annually in the United States, but Georgia-Pacific Corporation offers a significantly higher median of $102K. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,619 - $97,436
(Median)
$41K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $68,154
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$12.63 - $28.20
(Median)
$13
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$40,619 - $97,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,906  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,018  
Commission
$1,000 - $15,000  
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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$34,765 - $98,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,906
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $28.20  
   
Overtime
$18.13 - $42.78  
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 - $11,906  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,018  
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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$34,765 - $98,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 843
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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 $94K per year. The most common career progression for Maintenance Managers leads to becoming a Plant Maintenance Manager, where average pay is $67K annually. However, many Maintenance Managers also opt to become Facilities Managers. Typically, a Facilities Manager brings home $59K.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Survey takers working as Maintenance Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 11 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Plumbing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. ELECTRICAL and Maintenance also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Maintenance are similarly competent in Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Troubleshooting, and Budget Management.

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 $51K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $57K. Maintenance Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $66K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Maintenance Managers will find that Cincinnati offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Maintenance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+20 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Portland and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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
$64,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Manager Salaries







Equipment Maintenance
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Welding
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National Average
$64,000

Troubleshooting
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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HVAC System Design
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ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 622 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
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: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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