Facilities Director Salary

With between two-thirds and three-fourths of Facilities Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $48K to $136K per year and averages out to $84K annually. In the world of Facilities Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $48K and $136K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The vast majority (88 percent) of Facilities Directors who answered the questionnaire are male. Work is enjoyable for Facilities Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,663 - $127,437
$50K
$83K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,394
10%
50%
90%

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$14.85 - $44.28
$15
$23
$44
MEDIAN: $23.01
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50%
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$0$136K
Salary $49,663 - $127,437
Bonus $0.00 - $20,070
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,745
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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$47,335 - $136,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,099
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $14.85 - $44.28
Overtime $20.77 - $52.71
Annual Data $0$136K
Bonus $0.00 - $20,070
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,745
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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$47,335 - $136,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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Job Description for Facilities Director

Facilities directors hold an upper-level management position. As well as overseeing the daily operations of the physical building(s), these individuals are responsible for managing staff, budgets, and subcontractors, as well as negotiating leases and overseeing construction projects. They manage multiple types of technical services associated with facilities management, and they must be able to assess and successfully resolve any issues that may arise with minimal disruption to business operations.

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Facilities Director Tasks

  • Oversee physical maintenance and operations of buildings, facilities and building systems.
  • Assist with planning and execution of building construction or renovation.
  • Supervise maintenance and housekeeping departments.
  • Manage leases, contractors and budgets related to buildings and facilities.

Common Career Paths for Facilities Director


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It's not very common for Facilities Directors to move on to become VPs of Facilities Management. Average pay for a VP of Facilities Management is $137K annually. Many Facilities Directors choose to become Maintenance Directors and Property Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $24K less and $42K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Facilities Director


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Budget Management, Construction Estimating, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Project Management. Most people skilled in Facility Maintenance & Coordination are similarly competent in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Director

Pay by Experience for a Facilities Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Facilities Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facilities Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 303 salaries. An experienced Facilities Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 481 salaries. A Facilities Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 381 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,643

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Facilities Directors, New York offers exceptional salaries, 54 percent above the national average. Facilities Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+54 percent), Los Angeles (+38 percent), San Diego (+37 percent), and Washington (+33 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 11 percent below the national average. Employers in Omaha and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Facilities Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Facilities Director?

Facilities Director in Canby:
"Good Job."
Pros: Task and repair oriented, good working with a variety of people and meeting their needs daily. Many new challenges each day.
Cons: Extremely busy. Things often have to be left undone because there is so much to do. On call service can be difficult.

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Key Stats for Facilities Director

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Facilities Director Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

National Average
$84,000

▼11%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Facilities Director Salaries



Contract Negotiation
▲8%

Construction Estimating
▲8%



Maintenance
▲5%


Vendor Management
▲3%


National Average
$84,000

Strategic Project Management
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%
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