Maintenance Director Salary

The median pay for Maintenance Directors comes out to approximately $55K annually in the United States, but employers in Minneapolis offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $100K. Maintenance Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+43 percent), Seattle (+42 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), and Orlando (+18 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$37,510 - $100,256
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$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,081
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$14.74 - $27.23
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MEDIAN: $19.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,510 - $100,256  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,817  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,273  
Total Pay (?
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$33,793 - $91,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 869
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $27.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$18.43 - $38.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$33,793 - $91,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 476

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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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Maintenance Directors often transition into Facilities Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Facilities Directors earn $83K per year. More often than not, an Aircraft Maintenance Manager role is the next step for Maintenance Directors moving up in the field. Aircraft Maintenance Managers usually make $75K per year. Many other Maintenance Directors choose to take on a Building Maintenance Supervisor role, where salaries are typically $40K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Director


Known for taking on a considerable number of Maintenance Directors, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Emeritus, Assisted Living, Brookdale, YMCA, and Atria Senior Living Group are leading firms in the industry. Atria Senior Living Group leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $53K. Elmcroft, Senior Lifestyle Corporation, and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Maintenance Directors earning around $47K, $46K, or $46K at each firm, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Emeritus, Assisted Living at $36K, Brookdale at $38K, and HCR ManorCare at $45K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Director


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with aviation, Budget Management, and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 78 percent, 67 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 educated in Facility Maintenance & Coordination tend to be well versed in Operations Management and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Director

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 376 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 417 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 516 salaries. A Maintenance Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 421 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $49,493

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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 202 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Director Salaries

▲30%

▲5%

National Average
$49,000

▼8%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Director Salaries

aviation
▲78%

Budget Management
▲67%

Equipment Maintenance
▲56%

Plant Maintenance
▲13%

HVAC
▲11%


Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼2%

ELECTRICAL
▼4%




▼11%

Carpentry
▼33%

Add New: Electrical
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%