The median salary for Maintenance Directors in the United States is $55K annually, and compared to other cities, Minneapolis offers the biggest paychecks at around $100K on average. Maintenance Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+54 percent), Atlanta (+48 percent), San Diego (+29 percent), and Dallas (+29 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,376 - $100,825
$37K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,226
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$14.83 - $27.31
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,376 - $100,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,724  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$33,930 - $92,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 907
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $27.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$18.23 - $38.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,724  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$33,930 - $92,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 488

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Director


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Though some Maintenance Directors move into positions like Facilities Director (where the average salary is $83K), this progression is not the norm. Going from Maintenance Director to Aircraft Maintenance Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $75K. Many others choose to work as Building Maintenance Supervisors, where pay is typically $40K.

Maintenance Director Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Director


Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Emeritus, Assisted Living, HCR ManorCare, Brookdale, and YMCA are among the top companies that take on many Maintenance Directors. Maintenance Directors flock to Atria Senior Living Group for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $54K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are Elmcroft at $47K, Senior Lifestyle Corporation at $46K, and HCR ManorCare, where Maintenance Directors annually earn $46K.

Emeritus, Assisted Living, Brookdale and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $36K, $38K, and $45K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Director


Survey results imply that Maintenance Directors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with aviation, Budget Management, and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 77 percent, 66 percent, and 56 percent, respectively. Those listing Add New: Electrical as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Carpentry and Plumbing also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Facility Maintenance & Coordination also tend to 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Maintenance Directors. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $41K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $46K. For Maintenance Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,686

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Key Stats for Maintenance Director

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Director Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Director Salaries

aviation
up arrow 77%

Budget Management
up arrow 66%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 56%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 27%



National Average
$50,000

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 2%


HVAC
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up arrow 12%

Carpentry
up arrow 33%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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