Facilities Director Salary

With about three in four of Facilities Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Facilities Directors is $83K per year and can range from $49K on the lower end to $131K per year near the higher end. In the world of Facilities Directors, overall income ranges from $49K near the bottom to $131K at the top; this can include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Facilities Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Facilities Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,494 - $123,610
(Median)
$49K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,427
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50%
90%

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$14.75 - $53.00
(Median)
$15
$24
$53
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,494 - $123,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,630  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $19,627  
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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$48,997 - $130,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,166
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $53.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,630  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $19,627  
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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$48,997 - $130,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Facilities Director

Facilities directors hold an upper-level management position. As well as overseeing the daily operations of the physical building(s), these individuals are responsible for managing staff, budgets, and subcontractors, as well as negotiating leases and overseeing construction projects. They manage multiple types of technical services associated with facilities management, and they must be able to assess and successfully resolve any issues that may arise with minimal disruption to business operations.

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Facilities Director Tasks

  • Supervise maintenance and housekeeping departments.
  • Manage leases, contractors and budgets related to buildings and facilities.
  • Oversee physical maintenance and operations of buildings, facilities and building systems.
  • Assist with planning and execution of building construction or renovation.

Common Career Paths for Facilities Director


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For Facilities Directors, progressing to a VP of Facilities Management role may result in a significant raise. On average, a VP of Facilities Management can earn $138K annually.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director


Survey results show that Facilities Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Most people experienced in Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Director

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


Facilities Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $64K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $77K. Facilities Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $88K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Facilities Directors that is 40 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Facilities Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+39 percent), Denver (+25 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Orlando and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent less).

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Experience Affects Facilities Director Salaries



National Average
$85,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Director Salaries



Operations Management
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Project Management
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Contractor Management
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National Average
$85,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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