Most maintenance managers list "customer service," "osha," and "maintenance department" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important maintenance manager responsibilities here:
Before becoming a maintenance manager, 41.5% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 5.8% maintenance managers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some maintenance managers have a college degree. But about one out of every five maintenance managers didn't attend college at all.
Those maintenance managers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a electrical engineering degree. Less commonly earned degrees for maintenance managers include a mechanical engineering degree or a electrical engineering technology degree.
Once you're ready to become a maintenance manager, you should explore the companies that typically hire maintenance managers. According to maintenance manager resumes that we searched through, maintenance managers are hired the most by Bell Partners, Daifuku North America Holding Company, and Amazon.com. Currently, Bell Partners has 83 maintenance manager job openings, while there are 77 at Daifuku North America Holding Company and 31 at Amazon.com.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, maintenance managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at BP America, Pioneer Natural Resources, and EMCOR Group. Take BP America for example. The median maintenance manager salary is $123,103. At Pioneer Natural Resources, maintenance managers earn an average of $109,473, while the average at EMCOR Group is $107,068. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire maintenance managers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include United States Army, United States Navy, and Union Pacific.
For the most part, maintenance managers make their living in the manufacturing and retail industries. Maintenance managers tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $90,251. The maintenance manager annual salary in the retail and transportation industries generally make $85,733 and $85,336 respectively. Additionally, maintenance managers who work in the manufacturing industry make 23.0% more than maintenance managers in the government Industry.