Facilities Manager Career

Business Management and Operations

 

Facilities Manager

Career Area: Business Management and Operations

Occupation Group: Property and Facilities Managers

Salary

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An example would be the 25th percentile, 25 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 75 percent earn more than the estimated wage value. At the 75th percentile, 75 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 25 percent earn more than the estimated wage value.

A typical Facilities Manager earns the following wages (national and state):

State

The average salary in North Carolina for those pursuing this career is $64,573

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

National

The average salary in the United States for those pursuing this career is $66,952

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages the facilities of a company or organization, including buildings and grounds, equipment, supplies and staff. Oversees maintenance and security of facilities; oversees renovation projects and monitors work to improve energy efficiency, productivity or employee safety. May work in manufacturing and production, or manage hotels, small apartment buildings, trailer parks or recreational facilities.

Employment Trends

The job demand and job growth statistics shown here were derived from job posts over the past year. Expected job growth projections are extrapolated from year-over-year job post listing history.

Job demand and job growth is expected at the following rates:

LocationGrowth
North Carolina614+14%
Nationwide25754+10.1%

Skills

A professional in this position typically utilizes the following skills in the course of everyday work in this exciting and challenging field:

Baseline Skills

The following are baseline skills every Facilities Manager is expected to have in order to experience success in this field:

  • Communication Skills: The ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently.
  • Planning: Working experience with the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve desired goals.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Machine maintenance or the preventive maintenance (PM) has the following meanings: The care and servicing by personnel for the purpose of maintaining equipment in satisfactory operating condition by providing for systematic inspection, detection, and correction of incipient failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects.
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Specialized Skills

These skills are specific to working in this career:

  • Budgeting: Experience planning how the financial resources of a business or department are to be allocated during the next business period.
  • Repair: Restoration of a broken, damaged, or failed device, equipment, part, or property to an acceptable operating or usable condition or state.
  • Facility Management: Facility management (or facilities management or FM) is a professional management discipline focused upon the efficient and effective delivery of support services for the organizations that it serves.
  • Scheduling: Working experience making schedules, which are basic time-management tools, consisting of a list of times at which possible tasks, events, or actions are intended to take place withing an organization.
  • HVAC: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort.

Distinguishing Skills

Any Facilities Manager that possesses the following skills will stand out against the competition:

  • Contract Review: Experience verifying that the language in a contract is consistent with the intended purpose of the contract.
  • Energy Management: Energy management includes planning and operation of energy production and energy consumption units.
  • Boilers: A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated.
  • Snow Removal: Working experience of Snow Removal, which is the job of removing snow after a snowfall to make travel easier and safer.
  • Space Planning: Space planningis a fundamental element of theinterior designprocess. Itstarts with an in-depthanalysisof how the space is to be used. Thedesignerthen draws up a plan thatdefines the zonesof the space and theactivities that will take placein those zones. The space plan will alsodefine thecirculation patternsthat show how people willmove through the space. The plan is finished by adding details of all thefurniture, equipment and hardware placement.

Education

This career typically requires the following level of education. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

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Education Level%
Bachelor's Degree52%
Master's Degree9%
Doctoral Degree0%

Experience

This position typically requires the following level of experience. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Experience Required%
0 to 2 years16%
3 to 5 years57%
6 to 8 years15%

Many of the programs offered through NC State are designed for working professionals who need additional credentials to enhance existing work experience.

Students who do not have the expected level of experience may wish to look into internship and employment opportunities.

Common Job Titles

It is possible to find work in this field in positions commonly listed as the following job titles:

  • Facilities Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Director Of Facilities
  • Facilities Project Manager
  • Facilities Maintenance Manager

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