Facilities Director Salary (United States)

Facilities Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than three-quarters of Facilities Directors in the United States. Pay fluctuates from $48,699 to $129,653 per year, but expected earnings average $84,140 annually. Total cash compensation runs from $49,188 to $123,517, including potential for up to $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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$48,699 - $129,653  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,003
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Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $57.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.11  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,457  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $20,273  
Total Pay (?
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$48,699 - $129,653  
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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

Facilities Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Facilities Directors, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. At career start, salaries are typically $60K, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $86K after 10 to 20 years. Facilities Directors who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $100K. The largest number of Facilities Directors have more than 20 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for one to 10 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$84,000
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For those looking to make money, Facilities Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles, where Facilities Directors annually earn 29 percent, 25 percent, 19 percent, and 13 percent more than the national average. One of the biggest compensable factors for Facilities Directors is geography, with workers in Las Vegas earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (-21 percent) and Phoenix (-18 percent).

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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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$84,000
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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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