Facilities Manager Salary

A little more than half of Facilities Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $94K per year, but median earnings come to around $64K annually. Total incomes of Facilities Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $94K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but geography and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Facilities Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Facilities Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,401 - $93,244
$42K
$64K
$93K
MEDIAN: $63,989
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$13.86 - $31.11
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MEDIAN: $20.30
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$0$95K
Salary $42,401 - $93,244
Bonus $0.00 - $10,259
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,798
Commission $2,035
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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$39,263 - $95,126
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,178
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.86 - $31.11
Overtime $21.00 - $44.60
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,259
Commission $2,035
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,798
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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$39,263 - $95,126
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 381

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Job Description for Facilities Manager

A facilities manager oversees a commercial or residential property and makes sure that everything is in working order. Hours may vary, and sometimes this job requires the facilities manager to be on call to respond to emergency maintenance situations. The manager may be expected to have some experience in handiwork, including electrical, heating and cooling, plumbing, carpentry, and painting. These jobs are either carried out or delegated by the facilities manager.

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Facilities Manager Tasks

  • Manage facilities staff to deliver maintenance and operations services.
  • Manage facilities budget and project planning tasks.
  • Hire and direct contracted service providers associated with facility maintenance and operations.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the use of supplies and facilities.

Common Career Paths for Facilities Manager


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Facilities Managers who transition into a Senior Facilities Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $98K per year. The most common career progression for Facilities Managers leads to becoming a Facilities Director, where average pay is $83K annually. However, many Facilities Managers also opt to become Building & Facility Managers. Typically, a Building & Facility Manager brings home $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Facilities Manager


Those at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $79K.

Offering a median salary of only $63K, Jones Lang LaSalle pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $47K to $85K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Facilities Manager


Facilities Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, HVAC System Design, Contract Negotiation, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Maintenance, Safety Compliance, and Equipment Maintenance. It is often found that people who know Budget Management are also skilled in Contractor Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Manager

Pay by Experience for a Facilities Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Facilities Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 831 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facilities Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 809 salaries. An experienced Facilities Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 972 salaries. A Facilities Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 546 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,447

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

Facilities Managers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Facilities Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+19 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Dallas (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Facilities Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Facilities Manager?

Facilities Manager in Atlanta:
"Fast paced."
Pros: I enjoy the ever changing challenges that it poses. It's not routine or monotonous.
Cons: Getting projects approved in a timely manner.

Facilities Manager in Glendora:
Pros: I get to work with amazing people.
Cons: Currently understaffed, which means several people are overworked to compensate.

Facilities Manager in Plano:
"Stress level and expected results."
Pros: Effective operation during services.
Cons: Unrealistic expectations without help.

Facilities Manager in Seattle:
"Managing people in relation to expectations of a facility."
Pros: I the mix of hands on work mixed with management and team leading. In today's world more and more employees are tied to their computers and desks at work. But in my position, I HAVE to get out of my chair and do rounds, check in on certain issues etc. It makes my days go by incredibly fast and lends itself to a healthy lifestyle.
Cons: People treat you like a servant. For whatever reason, adults arrive at the workplace and immediately ditch any sense of decorum or responsibilities as it corresponds to their own behaviors. I've seen it all, dirty dishes in the closet, throwing aware 'broken' equipment because they didn't turn it on. There is this belief that while a facilities individual keeps the buildings running, that they should also do anything and everything that isn't contained, explicitly in someone elses job descriptions.

Facilities Manager in Brockton:
Pros: I am able to assist schools in making it a better and safe environment for the students. Facilities plays is a high demand visible department and I am able to work with craftsmen and learn tools of the trade. I am also a people person and I enjoy working with and meeting the vendors we work with.
Cons: The salary and the additional responsibilities I have taken on and I feel I am not heard or appreciated for the work I do.

Facilities Manager in Bluffton:
"The Office."
Pros: I enjoy the interaction with the public and my co-workers.
Cons: Salary.

Facilities Manager in Greenville:
"Raise."
Pros: The challenge of day to day operations.
Cons: Time away from my family.

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Key Stats for Facilities Manager

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 449 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Facilities Manager Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$62,000

▼2%

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 449 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%
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