Facilities Director Salary

Roughly three-fourths of Facilities Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $49K to $135K per year, and the average comes out to $85K per year. Overall cash earnings for Facilities Directors stretch from $49K on the lower end to $135K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $24K from bonuses and $19K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Facilities Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Facilities Directors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,627 - $126,621
(Median)
$50K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,093
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50%
90%

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$15.00 - $54.17
(Median)
$15
$25
$54
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,627 - $126,621  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,956  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $19,000  
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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$48,790 - $134,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $54.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,956  
   
Profit Sharing
$650 - $19,000  
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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$48,790 - $134,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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For Facilities Directors, progressing to a VP of Facilities Management role may result in a significant raise. On average, a VP of Facilities Management can earn $138K annually.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director


Survey results show that Facilities Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Project Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Those proficient in Facility Maintenance & Coordination are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Director

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


For Facilities Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $65K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $77K. For Facilities Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $91K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $95K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,977

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

For those looking to make money, Facilities Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Facilities Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+38 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), and Chicago (+24 percent). Facilities Directors in Cleveland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 44 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Phoenix and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

Facilities Director Reviews

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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Experience Affects Facilities Director Salaries



National Average
$86,000



Skills That Affect Facilities Director Salaries



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National Average
$86,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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