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Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salary

Maintenance Supervisors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than two-thirds of Maintenance Supervisors. Pay fluctuates from $33K to $102K per year, but expected earnings average $67K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Maintenance Supervisors can bottom out near $33K or peak near $102K depending on individual performance. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Maintenance Supervisors is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$37,496 - $102,263
(Median)
$37K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,636
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$13.99 - $31.53
(Median)
$14
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,496 - $102,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,845  
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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$33,176 - $101,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 804
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $31.53  
   
Overtime
$14.80 - $51.49  
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 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,845  
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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$33,176 - $101,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 399

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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 transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers earn $70K on average per year. 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


Although U.S. Air Force (USAF) hands out the lowest average salary in town at $82K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $51K or as much as $118K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent


Survey results suggest that Maintenance Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with People Management, Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 112 percent, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HVAC and Plumbing. Those familiar with Maintenance also tend to 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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $45K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. Maintenance Supervisors see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Maintenance Supervisors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $67K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$57,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salaries

People Management
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Budget Management
up arrow 6%

Maintenance
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National Average
$57,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

up arrow 16%

HVAC
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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