Facility Manager Salary

For Facility Managers, yearly average wages total $61K annually. Overall incomes of Facility Managers — including $10K bonuses, $9K profit sharing proceeds, and $8K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $32K and $94K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Facility Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$38,384 - $93,265
$38K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,804
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50%
90%

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$11.59 - $29.61
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$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.95
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$0$94K
Salary $38,384 - $93,265
Bonus $0.00 - $10,069
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,500
Commission $408.51 - $7,926
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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$32,022 - $94,375
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,136
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $11.59 - $29.61
Hourly Tips $0.69
Overtime $18.62 - $40.60
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,069
Commission $408.51 - $7,926
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,500
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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$32,022 - $94,375
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 275

Job Description for Facility Manager

A facilities manager oversees the upkeep of a physical facility or facilities. These positions are especially vital in facilities where appearance is important, such as in hotel chains and restaurants, and in facilities where safety is especially important, such as manufacturing facilities and product plants. In general, the facilities manager ensures that the physical conditions of the property meet company standards. This includes general maintenance, such as the upkeep and repair of mechanical properties, electrical components, and plumbing, as well as the overall appearance of the facility.

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Facility Manager Tasks

  • Monitor, train, evaluate, and guide facilities personnel and coordinate with other internal teams.
  • Develop and maintain the standard safety operating procedures for the facility.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and manage the preventative maintenance for all equipment.
  • Coordinate services including security, equipment maintenance, cleaning, and waste disposal.

Common Career Paths for Facility Manager


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Though some Facility Managers move into positions like Facilities Director (where the average salary is $83K), this progression is not the norm. Becoming a Building & Facility Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Facility Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Building & Facility Manager is $54K. Another frequent advance is for Facility Managers to assume a Regional Facilities Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $77K.

Facility Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Facility Manager


Jones Lang LaSalle, Standard Parking Corporation, CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., and ABM Industries, Inc. are all popular places to work. Facility Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Jones Lang LaSalle, where the median salary comes to $76K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($55K) and those starting out ($105K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

While select Standard Parking Corporation employees may bring in up to $57K, a median salary of only $51K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Facility Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, Budget Management, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 14 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Relationship Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Facility Maintenance & Coordination tend to be well versed in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facility Manager

Pay by Experience for a Facility Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Facility Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 508 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facility Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 478 salaries. An experienced Facility Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 543 salaries. A Facility Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 309 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,943

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

Home to some of the best pay for Facility Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Facility Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+28 percent), Houston (+28 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), and New York (+26 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 15 percent below the national average. Employers in Seattle and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Facility Manager Reviews

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

Facility Manager in Cincinnati:
"Must be multi tasker."
Pros: Guest interactions, daily operations management, job variety, culture.
Cons: Poor upper management commitment, family owned/low structure, poor work/life balance.

Facility Manager in North:
"Traffic control."
Pros: Help the public driver drive safely.
Cons: I was 24-7. Duke power is the biggest customer. Even on weekend s. I was salary but only getting paid for 44 hours a week but working about 65 to 70 hours a week.

Facility Manager in Cincinnati:
Pros: Managing people, creating processes and procedures.
Cons: Lack of funds in budget to complete needed projects.

Facility Manager in Susanville:
"Awesome Job."
Pros: Appreciation for my skills knowledge and willingness to work.
Cons: Union politics. Disgruntled employees that cause hostility for others.

Facility Manager in Fresno:
Pros: So far everything its a very great opportunity for me and a learning experience.
Cons: Having to deal with old staff that dont want to change while the company is changing but I'm dealing with it as bed as I can.

Facility Manager in Wilmington:
"I. Love the job not my cheap company."
Pros: Running the show and my custmers.
Cons: Pay and unqualified people in higher positions.

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Key Stats for Facility Manager

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 311 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Facility Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
$59,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Facility Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲32%


HVAC System Design
▲12%

Contractor Management
▲8%



Maintenance
▲3%



National Average
$59,000


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼41%

Microsoft Office
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 311 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 21%