Physical Plant Manager Salary

Physical Plant Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately half of Physical Plant Managers. Pay fluctuates from $39K to $91K per year, but expected earnings average $61K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K, overall incomes of Physical Plant Managers generally spread between $39K and $91K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,211 - $92,338
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,430
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$14.79 - $26.33
(Median)
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,211 - $92,338  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Commission
$250.00  
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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$39,169 - $90,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $26.33  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
   
Commission
$250.00  
Profit Sharing
$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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$39,169 - $90,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Physical Plant Manager

  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs.
  • Interpret, prioritize, and assign work orders to employees.
  • Organize, maintain, and manage repairs for physical plant operations.
  • Interview and train employees in equipment operation and regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Plant Manager

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


For many Physical Plant Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $52K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $57K. Physical Plant Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. As Physical Plant Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $77K.

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Experience Affects Physical Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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