Maintenance Director Salary

Median pay for Maintenance Directors in the United States comes out to approximately $55K per year, but employers in Dallas pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $91K. Maintenance Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+56 percent), Chicago (+55 percent), Minneapolis (+32 percent), and Philadelphia (+30 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,514 - $99,201
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$99K
MEDIAN: $55,341
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90%

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$14.13 - $25.70
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$35,514 - $99,201  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
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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$32,900 - $94,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 997
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $25.70  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $37.44  
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 - $11,745  
   
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).
)
$32,900 - $94,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 406
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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.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Director


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Maintenance Directors who transition into an Aircraft Maintenance Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Director


HCR ManorCare leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $45K.

Offering a median salary of only $36K, Emeritus, Assisted Living gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $27K to $48K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Director


Survey takers working as Maintenance Directors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, HVAC, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 55 percent, 17 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 familiar with Facility Maintenance & Coordination also tend to know Operations Management and Plumbing. Skill sets containing Maintenance also tend to include Plumbing and Operations Management.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $41K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $46K. Maintenance Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $63K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Director Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Director Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 55%

HVAC
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
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National Average
$50,000



HVAC System Design
up arrow 7%

up arrow 16%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 18%

Carpentry
up arrow 33%

Add New: Electrical
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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
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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