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Facilities Director Salary

Facilities Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately three in four have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $83K per year, but may range from $49K to $131K per year. Total cash compensation for Facilities Directors runs from $49K to $131K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $24K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Facilities Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,476 - $123,530
(Median)
$49K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,329
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$14.69 - $53.18
(Median)
$15
$24
$53
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,476 - $123,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,935  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $19,956  
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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$48,956 - $131,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $53.18  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $19,956  
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).
)
$48,956 - $131,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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 who transition into a VP of Facilities Management role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $139K per year.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Contractor Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Facilities Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $77K. Facilities Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $88K. 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 $93K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Facilities Directors that is 41 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 (+33 percent), Washington (+30 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (13 percent less) and Atlanta (9 percent less).

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Experience Affects Facilities Director Salaries



National Average
$85,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Director Salaries



Project Management
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Operations 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 221 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

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