Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering Salary

The majority of Directors of Facility Maintenance and Engineering in the United States — between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $45K to $137K per year, and the median is $81K annually. In the world of Directors of Facility Maintenance and Engineering, total cash compensation can vary between $45K and $137K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $29K and $44K, respectively. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,340 - $125,752
(Median)
$45K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,917
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$16.38 - $37.57
(Median)
$16
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,340 - $125,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,405  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,042  
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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$44,678 - $137,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $37.57  
   
Overtime
$29.28 - $55.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,405  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,042  
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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$44,678 - $137,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering

  • Write process and scope documents to explain needs, current state and goals.
  • Obtain bids and purchase parts, equipment, supplies and contract for repairs.
  • Oversee equipment usage and maintenance schedules, including all repairs.
  • Hire, train and supervise staff.

Common Career Paths for Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering


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Many Directors of Facility Maintenance and Engineering move into a Facilities Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Facilities Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Directors of Facility Maintenance and Engineering.

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Directors of Facility Maintenance and Engineering typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Project Management and Facility Maintenance & Coordination are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Facility Maintenance & Coordination tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Directors of Facility Maintenance and Engineering who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $77K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Directors of Facility Maintenance and Engineering with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $91K.

Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering Advice

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Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering in Denver:
"Everyday working here is "the best day of my life""
Learn the systems and how each relates to one another before making any changes. Ask questions not only from your peers but pay close attention to your staff; they are the "glue that holds everything together".

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Experience Affects Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director of Facility Maintenance and Engineering Salaries


National Average
$82,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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