The next role we're going to look at is the director, facilities & operations profession. Typically, this position earns a lower pay. In fact, they earn a $42,242 lower salary than engineering/maintenance managers per year.
Not everything about these jobs is different. Take their skills, for example. Engineering/maintenance managers and directors, facilities & operations both include similar skills like "capital projects," "osha," and "project management" on their resumes.
In addition to the difference in salary, there are some other key differences that are worth noting. For example, engineering/maintenance manager responsibilities are more likely to require skills like "plant maintenance," "predictive maintenance," "lean manufacturing," and "process improvement." Meanwhile, a director, facilities & operations might be skilled in areas such as "customer service," "facility operations," "cleanliness," and "oversight." These differences highlight just how different the day-to-day in each role looks.
On average, directors, facilities & operations earn a lower salary than engineering/maintenance managers. There are industries that support higher salaries in each profession respectively. Interestingly enough, directors, facilities & operations earn the most pay in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $62,031. Whereas, engineering/maintenance managers have higher paychecks in the manufacturing industry where they earn an average of $98,678.
On the topic of education, directors, facilities & operations earn similar levels of education than engineering/maintenance managers. In general, they're 1.2% more likely to graduate with a Master's Degree and 1.0% more likely to earn a Doctoral Degree.