Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salary

The majority of Maintenance Supervisors in the United States — between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $33K to $108K per year, and the median is $66K annually. Cash earnings for Maintenance Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $108K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. For the most part, Maintenance Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,920 - $107,900
(Median)
$39K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,394
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$14.00 - $31.55
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$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,920 - $107,900  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,252  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$33,455 - $108,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 817
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $31.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$10.49 - $51.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,252  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$33,455 - $108,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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Job Description for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent

A maintenance superintendent is responsible for maximizing their plant's capabilities while minimizing production costs. To this end, the superintendent is responsible for personnel management, budgeting, operations, and project management.

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Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Tasks

  • Perform or arrange for general building and fixture repairs.
  • Supervise all general building maintenance.
  • Supervise maintenance of landscaping and upkeep of grounds equipment.
  • Keep the building in a clean and orderly condition by examining the building on a regular basis for needed repairs, maintenance, and cleanliness.
  • Supervise maintenance staff and outside contractors.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent


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As Maintenance Supervisors make advancements in their career path to positions such as Construction Project Manager, their salaries may climb. Construction Project Managers make $70K annually on average. Going from Maintenance Supervisor to Maintenance Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $60K. Many others choose to work as Apartments Maintenance Supervisors, where pay is typically $39K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent


Offering a median salary of only $83K, U.S. Air Force (USAF) gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $51K to $119K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent


Maintenance Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 108 percent, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing HVAC as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Plumbing and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Maintenance also know Electronic Troubleshooting and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent

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


Maintenance Supervisors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $52K. Maintenance Supervisors see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,439

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

For Maintenance Supervisors, busy Baton Rouge offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 70 percent above the national average. Maintenance Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+70 percent), Denver (+28 percent), Cleveland (+20 percent), and Miami (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Rochester is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (16 percent less) and San Antonio (12 percent less).

Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Reviews

What is it like working as a Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent?

Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent in Virginia Beach:
"This Jobs a Lie."
Pros: I enjoy working with contractors, getting my hands dirty, and the over all field of work. I also enjoy being able to speak and learn another language on the job.
Cons: I went in to the job thinking I was supposed to learn directly from the owner on how to operate the business and slowly take over responsibility until I was in control and running the business. It's now almost been two years and I am still on the work trucks every day as an installer and medium between angry contractors and my boss. Yet I can not make major on the job decisions because my boss won't relinquish any power. Also know one has a dedicated position at my job because my boss has to micromanage everything.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salaries

People Management
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National Average
$58,000

Maintenance
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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HVAC
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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