These Are The 10 States With The Highest Facilities Manager Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay facilities managers the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do facilities managers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for facilities managers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for facilities managers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for facilities managers after this adjustment? That would be Administrative Services Managers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Texas
  2. Delaware
  3. North Carolina
  4. Florida
  5. Alabama
  6. Alabama
  7. New Jersey
  8. Colorado
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Washington

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for facilities managers from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $105720, so our index value would be:

$105,720 * (100 / 135.9) = $77,792

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for facilities managers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Facilities Manager Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $115,567 $104,820 90.7
2 Delaware $111,735 $113,300 101.4
3 North Carolina $109,787 $103,090 93.9
4 Florida $107,772 $105,940 98.3
5 Alabama $107,160 $97,730 91.2
6 Alabama $107,160 $97,730 91.2
7 New Jersey $106,972 $130,400 121.9
8 Colorado $101,994 $105,870 103.8
9 Pennsylvania $101,360 $102,780 101.4
10 Washington $101,150 $106,410 105.2
11 Virginia $101,111 $101,920 100.8
12 Michigan $100,662 $89,590 89.0
13 Georgia $100,634 $91,980 91.4
14 Wisconsin $100,278 $97,070 96.8
15 Arkansas $99,448 $86,620 87.1
16 Nebraska $98,602 $90,320 91.6
17 New York $97,732 $128,030 131.0
18 Kansas $97,430 $87,590 89.9
19 Missouri $96,216 $86,980 90.4
20 Wyoming $95,076 $87,280 91.8
21 Idaho $94,668 $87,190 92.1
22 Ohio $93,614 $87,810 93.8
23 Rhode Island $93,338 $112,660 120.7
24 Iowa $92,406 $84,090 91.0
25 Illinois $91,723 $86,770 94.6
26 New Mexico $90,818 $87,640 96.5
27 Arizona $89,918 $88,120 98.0
28 Indiana $89,731 $80,310 89.5
29 Maryland $89,601 $112,450 125.5
30 Minnesota $89,176 $89,890 100.8
31 Oklahoma $88,688 $79,110 89.2
32 Louisiana $85,812 $81,350 94.8
33 Utah $85,752 $79,750 93.0
34 South Carolina $84,576 $83,900 99.2
35 Tennessee $84,272 $75,340 89.4
36 North Dakota $83,913 $83,410 99.4
37 Kentucky $83,668 $75,720 90.5
38 Nevada $82,749 $85,480 103.3
39 Vermont $82,014 $99,320 121.1
40 Connecticut $81,926 $104,620 127.7
41 Massachusetts $78,898 $105,250 133.4
42 Mississippi $78,789 $67,680 85.9
43 South Dakota $78,601 $81,510 103.7
44 West Virginia $78,501 $73,320 93.4
45 Montana $77,797 $78,420 100.8
46 California $77,792 $105,720 135.9
47 New Hampshire $77,666 $90,870 117.0
48 Alaska $76,491 $100,280 131.1
49 Oregon $72,006 $83,240 115.6
50 Maine $65,027 $72,050 110.8
51 Hawaii $46,337 $77,800 167.9

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