Physical Plant Manager Salary

Physical Plant Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly more than half of Physical Plant Managers. Pay fluctuates from $38K to $94K per year, but expected earnings average $62K annually. In the world of Physical Plant Managers, overall cash allowance can sometimes include more than $11K from bonuses, causing incomes to vary widely between $38K and $94K. Work is enjoyable for Physical Plant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and nearly one-half earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,130 - $104,296
(Median)
$39K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,289
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$14.58 - $26.60
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,130 - $104,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,257  
Total Pay (?
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$38,348 - $94,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.58 - $26.60  
   
Overtime
$24.93 - $30.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,257  
   
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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$38,348 - $94,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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.


Physical Plant Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $50K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $59K on average. Physical Plant Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $79K.

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Experience Affects Physical Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%
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