Maintenance Director Salary

Maintenance Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent three in five of Maintenance Directors. Salaries average out to around $55K annually and spread from $33K to $93K per year. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Maintenance Directors spread between $33K and $93K depending on individual performance. While career duration and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most Maintenance Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although just under one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,540 - $98,935
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$99K
MEDIAN: $55,055
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50%
90%

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$14.09 - $25.68
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,540 - $98,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,807  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$32,891 - $93,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$1.77 - $37.14  
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 - $11,807  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$32,891 - $93,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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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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Maintenance Directors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Aircraft Maintenance Manager. The average Aircraft Maintenance Manager brings home $74K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Director


Those at HCR ManorCare can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $45K.

Emeritus, Assisted Living is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $36K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $27K while workers on the upper end may rake in $48K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Director


Maintenance Directors report using 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 56 percent, 18 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Add New: Electrical as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Carpentry and Electronic Troubleshooting also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Facility Maintenance & Coordination tend to be well versed in Operations Management and Plumbing. Most people experienced in Maintenance also know 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $41K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $45K. Maintenance Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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 $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Maintenance Directors, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 66 percent above the national average. Maintenance Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+61 percent), Atlanta (+56 percent), Minneapolis (+32 percent), and Philadelphia (+31 percent). Maintenance Directors in Louisville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Employers in Dayton and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Maintenance Director Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Director Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 56%

HVAC
up arrow 18%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
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National Average
$50,000



HVAC System Design
up arrow 7%

up arrow 15%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 17%

Carpentry
up arrow 33%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 241 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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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