Physical Plant Manager Salary

Physical Plant Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Physical Plant Managers. Pay fluctuates from $38K to $95K per year, but expected earnings average $63K annually. Total cash compensation to Physical Plant Managers bottoms out near $38K and approaches $95K on the high end; the bigger paychecks include bonuses that can occasionally surpass $11K. Most enjoy medical while close to one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Work is enjoyable for Physical Plant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,084 - $105,000

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$14.58 - $26.60

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,084 - $105,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,257  
Total Pay (?
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$38,282 - $94,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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$38,282 - $94,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $59K. For Physical Plant Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. Physical Plant Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $79K.

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Experience Affects Physical Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

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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