Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salary

With between two-thirds and three-fourths of Maintenance Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Maintenance Supervisors is $66K annually and can range from $33K on the lower end to $102K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Maintenance Supervisors approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $102K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Maintenance Supervisors. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,092 - $103,177
(Median)
$38K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,293
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$13.70 - $31.14
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,092 - $103,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,984  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,155  
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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$33,286 - $102,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 799
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $31.14  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $51.22  
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 - $14,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,155  
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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$33,286 - $102,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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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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Maintenance Supervisors who transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $70K per year. The most common promotion for Maintenance Supervisors is Maintenance Manager, a position that typically pays $59K annually. Another standard transition for Maintenance Supervisors seeking advancement is to assume an Apartments Maintenance Supervisor role, where pay is often $39K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent


U.S. Air Force (USAF) offers the smallest salaries in town — $81K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $51K to $119K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 111 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Plumbing and HVAC. Most people who know 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.


For Maintenance Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. For Maintenance Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. As Maintenance Supervisors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $67K.

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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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Maintenance
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National Average
$58,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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HVAC
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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