Maintenance Manager Salary

Maintenance Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than two-thirds of Maintenance Managers. Salaries average out to around $70K annually and spread from $36K to $102K per year. In the world of Maintenance Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $102K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Maintenance Managers 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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$42,266 - $101,637
$42K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,780
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$13.16 - $29.25
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.96
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$0$102K
Salary $42,266 - $101,637
Bonus $0.00 - $14,325
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,109
Commission $-0.50 - $9,863
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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$35,432 - $102,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,482
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $13.16 - $29.25
Hourly Tips $0.24
Overtime $19.56 - $43.95
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,325
Commission $-0.50 - $9,863
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,109
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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$35,432 - $102,769
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 909

Job Description for Maintenance Manager

Maintenance managers are responsible for an organization or facility's overall maintenance, which includes ensuring that equipment is operated and maintained according to manufacturer specifications, work performed meets safety requirements, and all maintenance workers follow appropriate federal and state safety guidelines. The specific duties of maintenance managers vary according to the specific industry or organization, but generally include creating and following preventive maintenance schedules, overseeing a staff of maintenance or custodial staff, and inspecting and testing equipment or building systems.

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Maintenance Manager Tasks

  • Oversee and direct maintenance personnel, equipment installation, facilities equipment repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect and evaluate physical plant, grounds, and related equipment.
  • Coordinate with outside contractors to perform activities, repairs, preventive maintenance on building equipment, and building and grounds appearance.
  • Purchase and manage all related maintenance supplies and plant equipment repair parts for all equipment in facility.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Manager


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Maintenance Managers who go on to become Manufacturing Engineering Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $96K annually. With an annual salary of $67K, Plant Maintenance Manager is the most common role for Maintenance Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Facilities Manager role — which usually pays $59K — is also typical for Maintenance Managers, though less common by comparison.

Maintenance Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Manager


International Paper Co, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Home Properties, Inc., and Georgia-Pacific Corporation are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Maintenance Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Tyson Foods, Inc. — the median salary there is $95K. Maintenance Managers will also find cushy salaries at International Paper Co (+$91K), Waste Management, Inc. (+$88K), and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) (+$88K).

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc. ($50K), Home Properties, Inc. ($61K), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($62K).

Popular Skills for Maintenance Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Reliability Centred Maintenance, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 18 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Plumbing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Maintenance and HVAC System Design also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Budget Management, Troubleshooting, and Project Management. Most people familiar with Maintenance also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Manager

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 781 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 1,043 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 1,399 salaries. A Maintenance Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 1,088 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,279

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

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Maintenance Managers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Maintenance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+22 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and St. Louis (+16 percent). Maintenance Managers in Portland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Philadelphia (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Maintenance Manager Reviews

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

Maintenance Manager in Colorado Springs:
"The management."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Long hours.

Maintenance Manager in Anchorage:
"Everyday learning."
Pros: Positive interactions with clients and coworkers, opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally.
Cons: Bureaucracy in the corporate structure.

Maintenance Manager in Austin:
"Great Worker."
Pros: People.
Cons: No uniforms supplied and hours time.

Maintenance Manager in Covina:
Pros: Don't have to commute.
Cons: That I do lots of work, and have to deal with tenants for very little money.

Maintenance Manager in Greensboro:
"It sucks."
Pros: Managing people.
Cons: Answering to stupid people with no interpersonal skills.

Maintenance Manager in Portsmouth:
"Management."
Pros: Troubleshooting. People. Atmosphere. Challenging. Clean.
Cons: Lack of training in the facility, commute.

Maintenance Manager in Jackson:
Pros: Small company, good hours, provided housing.
Cons: Dealing with human and or non human excrement.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Manager

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 609 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Maintenance Manager Salaries

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
$64,000

▼11%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 609 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 19%