In early 2016, SchoolDude, in partnership with NBOA and Building Solutions, conducted a survey of independent school business officers and facilities staff to provide maintenance and operations benchmarks to help inform decisions regarding your school’s physical plant and facilities staffing. A total of 174 independent schools participated in the survey.
The goal was to collect financial and demographic data from independent schools based on key performance indicators (KPIs). This information is intended to provide insights into your institution’s budget and staffing levels while providing valuable data to support future choices for your facilities budget and staffing.
The survey results shed light on the ever-increasing demands on independent school budgets. Schools of all sizes are dealing with aging infrastructure, but many are inclined to cut facilities budgets over human and financial budgets. Even though their campus and facilities are often their biggest asset. Below are a few highlights from the survey. If you are interested in reading the full results you can find them here.
- Facilities budgets on average account for 10.2% of overall school budgets.
- All schools surveyed outsource at least some portion of their maintenance work.
- 52% of schools use a work order system.
- The average facility administration and administrative support salary was $69,522. Most schools reported similar median salaries for most positions, regardless of school type, number of students and physical plant size.
Click here to read the full report.