Facilities Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $86K per year, but may range from $48K to $136K per year. In the world of Facilities Directors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $136K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Facilities Directors (88 percent) who took the survey are men. 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 information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,894 - $128,528
$50K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,543
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50%
90%

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$14.05 - $47.32
$14
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$47
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,894 - $128,528  
   
Bonus
$197.52 - $20,499  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,983  
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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$47,933 - $135,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,029
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $47.32  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $43.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.52 - $20,499  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,983  
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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$47,933 - $135,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Facilities Director


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Facilities Directors may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Facilities Management, where median compensation is $138K annually.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director


Facilities Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Budget Management, Construction Estimating, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Strategic Project Management. The majority of those 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.


Facilities Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $63K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. On average, Facilities Directors make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $97K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,009

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Facilities Directors, 48 percent higher than the national average. Facilities Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+47 percent), Los Angeles (+35 percent), San Diego (+34 percent), and Washington (+30 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Workers in Omaha and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Facilities Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Facilities Director?

Facilities Director in Canby:
"Good Job."
Pros: Task and repair oriented, good working with a variety of people and meeting their needs daily. Many new challenges each day.
Cons: Extremely busy. Things often have to be left undone because there is so much to do. On call service can be difficult.

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Key Stats for Facilities Director

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Facilities Director Salaries



National Average
$86,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Director Salaries



Construction Estimating
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Maintenance
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National Average
$86,000


Strategic Project Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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