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 $135K per year, but expected earnings average $85K per year. Total cash earnings of Facilities Directors range from $49K on the low end to $135K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $24K and $19K, respectively. Geography and experience level 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (89 percent) of Facilities Directors who answered the questionnaire are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,627 - $126,621
(Median)
$50K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,093
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$15.00 - $54.17
(Median)
$15
$25
$54
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
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.

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Facilities Directors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Facilities Management. The average VP of Facilities Management brings home $138K per year.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director


Facilities Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Most people experienced in Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Director

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


Facilities Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $65K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Facilities Directors make a median salary of $91K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $95K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,977

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Facilities Directors, 41 percent higher than 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 make 44 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Phoenix and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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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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