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Maintenance Director Salary

Median pay for Maintenance Directors in the United States comes out to approximately $56K per year, but employers in Dallas pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $97K. Maintenance Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+68 percent), Chicago (+64 percent), Boston (+35 percent), and Philadelphia (+30 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,293 - $99,023
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$99K
MEDIAN: $55,538
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$14.04 - $25.84
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$35,293 - $99,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,213  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$32,739 - $94,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 913
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $25.84  
   
Overtime
$9.02 - $37.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,060  
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).
)
$32,739 - $94,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376

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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Director


HCR ManorCare attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $45K.

Emeritus, Assisted Living reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $36K) but some workers make up to $48K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Director


Maintenance Directors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, HVAC, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent, 34 percent, and 4 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. Most people familiar with Maintenance also know Plumbing and Operations Management. It is often found that people who know Facility Maintenance & Coordination are also skilled in Operations Management and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Director

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


Maintenance Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Maintenance Directors see a median income of $41K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $64K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Director Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Director Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 50%

HVAC
up arrow 34%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000



HVAC System Design
up arrow 7%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 16%

up arrow 17%

Carpentry
up arrow 33%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 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
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%