Facilities Director Salary (United States)

With approximately three in four of Facilities Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $48,699 to $129,653 per year and averages out to $84,140 annually. Cash earnings of Facilities Directors can occasionally include $20K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $48,699 to almost $129,653. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Facilities Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Facilities Director Salary (?
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$49,188 - $123,517
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MEDIAN: $82,433
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Facilities Director Salary (?
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$13.28 - $57.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,188 - $123,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,457  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $20,273  
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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$48,699 - $129,653  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,003
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $57.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,457  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $20,273  
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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$48,699 - $129,653  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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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As Facilities Directors transition into upper-level roles, they actually see a sharp decline in salary. For instance, a Maintenance Director will usually earn less than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director

Survey results imply that Facilities Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 11 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Facilities Directors, experience seems to be a major factor in determining pay. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $60K to $77K. Earnings total $86K after one to two decades. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Facilities Directors earning an average of $100K per year. Facilities Directors with more than 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and one to 10 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$84,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Facilities Directors, 44 percent above the national average. Houston, Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Facilities Directors earning around 29 percent, 25 percent, 19 percent, and 13 percent more than average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Facilities Directors in Las Vegas earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -21 percent and -18 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Facilities Director Salaries

National Average
$84,000

Skills That Affect Facilities Director Salaries

Budget Management
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National Average
$84,000
Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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