Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salary

The majority of Maintenance Supervisors in the United States — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $33K to $103K per year, and the median is $66K annually. Total cash compensation to Maintenance Supervisors bottoms out near $33K and approaches $103K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,159 - $103,396

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$13.62 - $31.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,159 - $103,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,989  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$33,198 - $102,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 794
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $31.30  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $51.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,989  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$33,198 - $102,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 383
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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 go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. With an annual salary of $59K, Maintenance Manager is the most common role for Maintenance Supervisors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Apartments Maintenance Supervisor role — which usually pays $39K — is also typical for Maintenance Supervisors, though less common by comparison.

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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


Survey results suggest that Maintenance Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit 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 111 percent, 17 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Plumbing and HVAC. Most people skilled in Maintenance are similarly competent in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $58K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $67K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salaries

People Management
up arrow 111%




Maintenance
0%

National Average
$58,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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HVAC
up arrow 15%

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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