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Skilled and experienced maintenance and repair employees in large facilities may advance to the position of facilities maintenance manager. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics includes these managers in the classification of first-line supervisors and managers of mechanics, installers and repairers. Most facilities maintenance managers earn at least $21 per hour as of 2010.
A facilities maintenance manager keeps track of facility condition by examining objects, systems, buildings and grounds, and identifying any necessary installations, maintenance or repairs. The facilities maintenance manager develops employee schedules, assigns work duties and determines priority of tasks. He supervises workers and may perform some of the more complex maintenance tasks. A facilities maintenance manager also investigates injuries that occur on the job. The average salary of a facilities maintenance manager as of May 2010 was $29.50 per hour, or $61,350 per year, advises the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The middle 50 percent of facilities managers were earning $21.91 to $35.86 per hour in 2010, or $45,560 to $74,600 per year. The bottom 10 percent of the salary scale was at $17.30 per hour and below, or $35,980 per year and lower. The top 10 percent of the pay scale was at $43.78 per hour and higher, or $91,060 and more.
The top-paying state for facilities maintenance managers in 2010 was Alaska, where these workers earned $76,840 annually on average. Rounding out the top five areas by state or district were Rhode Island, where facilities maintenance managers had an average annual pay rate of $69,970, the District of Columbia at an average of $69,540, New York at $69,140 and Connecticut at $69,120.
The two primary industries for facilities maintenance managers as of 2008 were retail trade and manufacturing, according to O*Net Online, a website provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. Slow job growth is likely in this occupation through at least 2018.
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