Physical Plant Manager Salary

Physical Plant Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K annually on average but can range from $38K to $95K per year. The majority of Physical Plant Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,084 - $105,000
(Median)
$39K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,525
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$14.58 - $26.60
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$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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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: 20 Jun 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: 20 Jun 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $50K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $60K. Physical Plant Managers bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $79K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Physical Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

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
20%
10-19 years
30%
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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