Building Manager Salary

Building Managers in the United States can expect wages of $52K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses which peak near $10K, total cash payment to Building Managers can bottom out near $28K or peak near $81K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a little less than one-half have dental, as well. The majority of Building Managers (62 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Building Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,410 - $86,115
$30K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,766
10%
50%
90%

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$11.02 - $28.59
$11
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $16.55
10%
50%
90%

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$0$86K
Salary $30,410 - $86,115
Bonus $0.00 - $5,208
Profit Sharing $1,100
Commission $1,060
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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$25,965 - $81,207
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 152
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $11.02 - $28.59
Overtime $17.93 - $43.43
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,208
Commission $1,060
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$25,965 - $81,207
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

Job Description for Building Manager

The building manager ensures the building they supervise (including any surrounding grounds) are maintained, ensuring a safe and pleasant environment. They work with tenants, the public, and contractors on a number of tasks, such as move-ins, maintenance issues, construction, and move-outs. The building manager also makes sure that the tenants - and the manager's organization - follow the requirements of their contract. Building managers also typically oversee tasks such as waste management, creating safety policies and procedures, and overseeing maintenance tasks (such as office cleaning). They must also ensure that their building remains safe and meets relevant safety laws and codes.

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Building Manager Tasks

  • Process evictions.
  • Supervise on-site staff and coordinates repairs and maintenance.
  • Process leases, collect rent, make bank deposits, verify income and maintain waiting list.
  • Ensure compliance with HUD, TCAC or other regulations.

Common Career Paths for Building Manager


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Although many Building Managers transition into Property Manager roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $42K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Manager

Pay by Experience for a Building Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Building Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Building Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Building Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 70 salaries. A Building Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,687

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

For Building Managers, Atlanta provides a pay rate that is 68 percent greater than the national average. Building Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+57 percent) and New York (+30 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Building Managers is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 39 percent below the national average. Employers in Los Angeles and San Francisco also lean toward paying below-median salaries (29 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Building Manager

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Building Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Building Manager Salaries

Project Management
▲65%

National Average
$48,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼4%

Operations Management
▼5%

Customer Service
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 29%