Facilities Director Salary

Facilities Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly three in four of Facilities Directors. Pay fluctuates from $49K to $131K per year, but expected earnings average $83K annually. Overall cash earnings for Facilities Directors stretch from $49K on the lower end to $131K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $24K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men account for the majority of Facilities Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. For the most part, Facilities Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,509 - $123,503
(Median)
$50K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,337
10%
50%
90%

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$14.69 - $53.18
(Median)
$15
$24
$53
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,509 - $123,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,548  
Profit Sharing
$956 - $19,727  
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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$49,006 - $130,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $53.18  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$956 - $19,727  
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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$49,006 - $130,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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At the upper end, Facilities Directors who move into a VP of Facilities Management role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for VPs of Facilities Management is a much higher $138K per year.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director


Survey results suggest that Facilities Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Operations Management, and Project 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. For most people, competency in Facility Maintenance & Coordination indicates knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Facilities Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, 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. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Facilities Directors that is 40 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Facilities Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+38 percent), Denver (+23 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Atlanta (13 percent lower and 11 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 218 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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