Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Salary

The average Community Association Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $10K, $4K, and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers can bottom out near $34K or top out at around $76K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers survey respondents are women (75 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,716 - $74,940
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MEDIAN: $50,190
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$13.02 - $26.28
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MEDIAN: $18.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,716 - $74,940  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $10,162  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,973  
Commission
$979 - $9,060  
Total Pay (?
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$33,722 - $75,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 562
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $26.28  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $42.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$125.00 - $10,162  
   
Commission
$979 - $9,060  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$33,722 - $75,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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Job Description for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager

A property, real estate, or community association manager is an individual hired by a community association or a client (such as an individual property owner, a real estate brokerage, bank, or large corporation); a community association usually describes a condominium community, planned neighborhood, or similar community.

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Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Tasks

  • Oversee daily operations and their documentation, including leasing, accounting, maintenance, and resident concerns.
  • Explain and enforce policies and regulations to visitors, tenants, and the community.
  • Coordinate vendors, maintenance projects, repairs, and upgrades.
  • Show the property to prospective tenants and explain terms of agreements.

Common Career Paths for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager


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Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers who transition into a Portfolio Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $90K per year. Becoming an Apartment Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Apartment Manager is $32K. Another frequent advance is for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers to assume a Commercial Property Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $56K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at Education Realty Trust — the median salary there is $60K.

Popular Skills for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager


Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Financial Analysis, Sales Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Account Management. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in Customer Relations and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager

Pay by Experience for a Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 265 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 224 salaries. An experienced Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 225 salaries. A Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,696

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers, 31 percent higher than the national average. Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+27 percent), Orlando (+21 percent), Sacramento (+19 percent), and Dallas (+19 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Phoenix (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager?

Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager in Charleston:
"New Career 2015."
Pros: I like the fact that I work on my own in a virtual office. I do not have to report to a corporate setting anymore.
Cons: The job itself is up in the air. I do not have security with this job, nor do I have any benefits. (ie. Health, etc.)

Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager in Milwaukee:
"Comfortable work load, variety of work, challenging."
Pros: Management for the building, fun team to work with, variety of job responsibilities.
Cons: Low paying, student majority in current company, small company with little room for climbing ladder.

Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager in Hendersonville:
"Live-On-Site Apartment Community Manager."
Pros: Personal contact with all Residents, prospective Residents and Contractors. Managing all aspects of scope of work: community relations, maintenance needs, contractor vetting and supervising, supervising all projects on site. Stress level manageable, great flexibility in schedule, great company and owners to work for, short commute, small rent concession.
Cons: Non-emergency night calls from residents. People behaving badly on the property. Stress concerning personal finances.

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Key Stats for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Salaries

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National Average
$50,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 25%
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