Facilities Director Salary

Facilities Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Facilities Directors. Salaries average out to around $85K annually and spread from $48K to $137K per year. Total incomes of Facilities Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $137K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Facilities Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Facilities Directors are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,346 - $128,956
$50K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,026
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50%
90%

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$14.55 - $46.99
$15
$23
$47
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,346 - $128,956  
   
Bonus
$188.29 - $20,391  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,094  
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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$48,181 - $136,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,065
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $46.99  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $47.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$188.29 - $20,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,094  
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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$48,181 - $136,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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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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Though some Facilities Directors move into positions like VP of Facilities Management (where the average salary is $137K), this progression is not the norm. Facilities Directors most frequently become Maintenance Directors and Property Managers even though median compensation is $26K lower and $43K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director


Survey results imply that Facilities Directors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Budget Management, Construction Estimating, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Project Management. Those educated in Facility Maintenance & Coordination tend to be well versed in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Director

Pay by Experience for a Facilities Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Facilities Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facilities Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 303 salaries. An experienced Facilities Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 481 salaries. A Facilities Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 381 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,508

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

Home to some of the best pay for Facilities Directors, New York offers exceptional salaries, 51 percent above the national average. Facilities Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+51 percent), Los Angeles (+36 percent), San Diego (+34 percent), and Washington (+31 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Omaha (12 percent lower) and Chicago (7 percent lower).

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
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Facilities Director Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$86,000

▼12%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Facilities Director Salaries



Construction Estimating
▲6%

Contract Negotiation
▲5%



Maintenance
▲3%


Vendor Management
▲1%


National Average
$86,000

Strategic Project Management
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%
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