Maintenance Director Salary

Roughly three in five of Maintenance Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $33K to $94K per year, but median earnings come to around $55K annually. Final cash compensation to Maintenance Directors varies from around $33K to approximately $94K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the specific company are driving factors as well. The majority of Maintenance Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,950 - $99,860
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $54,864
10%
50%
90%

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$14.48 - $26.14
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$35,950 - $99,860  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,748  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
Commission
$500  
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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$33,403 - $94,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,184
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $26.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$8.61 - $37.47  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,748  
   
Commission
$500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$33,403 - $94,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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Job Description for Maintenance Director

A maintenance director is responsible for ensuring the safety of the area that they are supervising, managing a staff, and dealing directly with the customers or clients. The maintenance director is often consulted for their expertise in how to best maintain the condition of the property. They also manage a budget, which should include allocating expenses and workers in the most efficient and effective way possible. A maintenance director must also have a good hands-on knowledge of how to troubleshoot any logistical problems. This includes doing small repairs, knowing the best practices for the upkeep of the facilities, and having the ability to instruct and train others in these areas. It would may necessary to lift items up to 50 pounds for this position as well. Additionally, this job can include interviewing and hiring new employees.

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Maintenance Director Tasks

  • Maintain and train others on fire and life safety regulations and equipment.
  • Perform upgrades and renovations, including electrical, paint, and plumbing.
  • Ensure safety and attractive appearance of facilities.
  • Conduct ongoing preventative maintenance and document all activities.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Director


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Maintenance Directors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Facilities Director. The latter position pays an average of $82K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Director


Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Emeritus, Assisted Living, HCR ManorCare, Brookdale, and Elmcroft are top-notch employers for Maintenance Directors in this area. Brookdale attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $48K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Director


Survey takers working as Maintenance Directors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Equipment Maintenance, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 64 percent, 56 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Add New: Electrical as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Carpentry and ELECTRICAL also typically command lower compensation. A tool kit that includes Maintenance also typically contains Plumbing and Operations Management. The majority of those who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination also know Operations Management and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Director

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


For many Maintenance Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $41K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $46K on average. Maintenance Directors bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,737

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

Maintenance Directors will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 66 percent. Maintenance Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+55 percent), Houston (+40 percent), Chicago (+33 percent), and Minneapolis (+31 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Maintenance Directors is geography, with workers in Louisville earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dayton and Tampa (18 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Maintenance Director Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 64%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 56%

HVAC
up arrow 14%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

HVAC System Design
up arrow 1%

Maintenance
up arrow 4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%


up arrow 14%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 15%

Carpentry
up arrow 33%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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