Physical Plant Manager Salary

With a little over a half of Physical Plant Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Physical Plant Managers is $62K per year and can range from $39K on the lower end to $92K per year near the higher end. Most Physical Plant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a little over a half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,648 - $94,734
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$95K
MEDIAN: $62,458
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$15.00 - $27.14
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$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,648 - $94,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,744  
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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$38,595 - $91,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $27.14  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $35.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,744  
   
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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$38,595 - $91,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $52K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $79K.

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Experience Affects Physical Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%