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Maintenance Director Salary (United States)

Nearly 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 $95K per year, but standard earnings come to around $57K per year. Total cash compensation for Maintenance Directors runs from $33K to $95K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $9K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair portion have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Maintenance Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Maintenance Director Salary (?
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$35,466 - $99,211
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MEDIAN: $56,874
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Maintenance Director Salary (?
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$13.79 - $25.52
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$35,466 - $99,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,338  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,940  
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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$32,889 - $95,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 771
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $25.52  
   
Overtime
$9.14 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,338  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,940  
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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$32,889 - $95,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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 Skills for Maintenance Director

Survey results imply that Maintenance Directors put a diverse skill set to use. 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, 33 percent, and 9 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. Those familiar with Facility Maintenance & Coordination also tend to 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.
For many Maintenance Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $40K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. Maintenance Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $65K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. In this field, there is a large range of employee experience; those with the least amount of experience — one to nine years — make up 39 percent of people in the field; those with 10-20 represent 27 percent, and those with the most experience — more than 20 years — account for 33 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Chicago
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Orlando
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Minneapolis
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Philadelphia
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$50,000
Cleveland
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Louisville
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Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Maintenance Directors, 95 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston, where Maintenance Directors annually earn 57 percent, 57 percent, 49 percent, and 31 percent more than the national average. Place of residence plays a huge part in a Maintenance Director's salary, with Louisville Maintenance Directors earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average.

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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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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%