Facilities Director Salary

Close to three-fourths of Facilities Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $49K to $131K per year, and the average comes out to $84K per year. With some bonuses approaching $24K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Facilities Directors spread between $49K and $131K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$49,607 - $123,659

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$14.75 - $53.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,607 - $123,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,748  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $19,518  
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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$49,127 - $130,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $53.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,748  
   
Profit Sharing
$964 - $19,518  
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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$49,127 - $130,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Facilities Directors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Facilities Management. The latter position pays an average of $137K 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 Contractor 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 who know 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.


For Facilities Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $64K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Facilities Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $93K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Facilities Directors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Facilities Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+37 percent), Denver (+25 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Employers in Phoenix and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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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 215 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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