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Maintenance Director Salary (United States)

The median salary for Maintenance Directors in the United States is approximately $56K annually, but employers pay the most in Dallas, offering around $98K on average. Maintenance Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+61 percent), Atlanta (+50 percent), Houston (+41 percent), and Orlando (+38 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Maintenance Director Salary (?
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$35,413 - $97,981
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56K
75K
98K
MEDIAN: $56,025
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Maintenance Director Salary (?
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$13.81 - $25.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,413 - $97,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,205  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$32,570 - $92,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 822
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $25.55  
   
Overtime
$9.14 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$32,570 - $92,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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.

Maintenance Director Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Director

HCR ManorCare leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $43K.
Offering a median salary of only $36K, Emeritus, Assisted Living gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $27K to $48K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Director

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, HVAC, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent, 34 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Add New: Electrical as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Plumbing and Facility Maintenance & Coordination also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Facility Maintenance & Coordination indicates knowledge of Plumbing and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Maintenance Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $46K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Maintenance Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $64K.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Houston
up arrow 41%
Orlando
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Minneapolis
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Philadelphia
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Boston
up arrow 31%
Phoenix
up arrow 19%
Cincinnati
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Tampa
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National Average
$50,000
Charlotte
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Cleveland
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Dayton
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Louisville
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Experience Affects Maintenance Director Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Maintenance Director Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
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HVAC
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Project Management
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Operations Management
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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%