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 in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $108K per year and averages out to $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Maintenance Supervisors approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $108K 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 geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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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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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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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $31.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$10.49 - $51.54  
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 - $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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For Maintenance Supervisors who go on to become Construction Project Managers, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Construction Project Manager earns $70K annually. 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 seem to require a number of specific 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. 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, 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. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,439

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

Baton Rouge offers some of the highest pay in the country for Maintenance Supervisors, 70 percent above the national average. Maintenance Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in 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. Workers in Orlando and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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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up arrow 18%

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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