Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you need to become a maintenance manager?
Though there is no standard minimum in terms of experience, most building owners and property managers prefer maintenance managers who have at least five years of on the job experience. The more time a maintenance manager has spent becoming familiar with different kinds of equipment and facility upkeep, the better they can function as a manager.
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a maintenance manager?
If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a maintenance manager, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.
Do you need to go to college to become a maintenance manager?
Larger businesses and properties in more specialized industries may require maintenance managers to have a bachelor's degree, either in engineering, facility management or business administration. Small to mid-size companies will often hire maintenance managers with just a high school diploma. However, they prefer maintenance managers that have taken vocational courses and have plenty of work experience.