Physical Plant Manager Salary

Physical Plant Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately half of Physical Plant Managers. Salaries average out to around $61K per year and spread from $39K to $91K per year. Cash earnings for Physical Plant Managers — including $10K in bonuses at the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $39K to $91K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of Physical Plant Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $52K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $57K. Physical Plant Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Physical Plant Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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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