Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Salary

Earnings for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers in the United States come in at around $47K annually on average. Overall compensation packages to Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers range from $31K on the low end to $70K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $10K and profit sharing that approaches $7K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $12K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Female Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,643 - $69,524
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$32K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,756
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$12.25 - $24.70
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$12
$16
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,643 - $69,524  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,937  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,340  
Commission
$0.38 - $12,040  
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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$30,873 - $70,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 856
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $24.70  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $39.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,937  
   
Commission
$0.38 - $12,040  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,340  
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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$30,873 - $70,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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

  • Coordinate vendors, maintenance projects, repairs, and upgrades.
  • Show the property to prospective tenants and explain terms of agreements.
  • 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.

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


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Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers sometimes assume positions such as Real Estate Asset Managers. That role pays $75K per year on average. Going from Community Association Manager to Apartment Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Apartment Managers is $31K. Many others choose to work as Commercial Property Managers, where pay is typically $56K.

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


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Education Realty Trust offers the most; Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers earn $60K on average there.

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


Survey results imply that Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Budget Management, Project Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales, Customer Relations, and Account Management. A tool kit that includes Property Management also typically contains Customer Service and Customer Relations. Those familiar with Budget Management also tend to know Customer Relations and Customer Service.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $48K. Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Community Association Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $53K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,603

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

Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — all located in California — not only make more than the national average for those in this profession but represent the highest-paid cities in the country for Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers. Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Las Vegas and Houston (3 percent lower).

Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Manager Salaries




National Average
$47,000


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




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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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