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Facilities Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Facilities Manager 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.

Job Outlook

There were 1464 Facilities Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 49129 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Facilities Manager industry, which includes the Facilities Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Facilities Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,777.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,774.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Facilities Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $68,081.

Education and Experience

Posted Facilities Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree10.69%
Bachelor's Degree50.55%
Master's Degree9.25%
Doctoral Degree1.38%
Other23.78%

Posted Facilities Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years20.63%
3 to 5 years52.9%
6 to 8 years13.71%
9+ years12.75%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Facilities Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Operations (50.75%)
  • Management (48.94%)
  • Communication (38.44%)
  • Leadership (33.55%)
  • Planning (25.22%)
  • Customer Service (24.29%)
  • Coordinating (18.56%)
  • Budgeting (16.98%)
  • Microsoft Office (14.33%)
  • Problem Solving (14.01%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Construction (28.78%)
  • Building Management (4.44%)
  • Facility Management (53.98%)
  • Project Management (29.41%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Plumbing (19.17%)
  • Landscaping (9.03%)
  • Property Management (6.13%)
  • Renovation (16.01%)
  • Facility Operations (11.21%)
  • Housekeeping (8.9%)
  • Building Codes (6.67%)
  • Building Services Engineering (2.22%)
  • Preventive Maintenance (11.42%)
  • Construction Management (9.4%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (5.17%)
  • Procurement (11.46%)
  • HVAC (24.67%)
  • Facility Repair And Maintenance (20.49%)
  • Auditing (11.2%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Facility Management (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Facilities Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Director of Facilities
  • Facilities Supervisor
  • Facilities Project Manager
  • Facilities Assistant
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Registered Nurse
  • Assistant Facilities Manager
  • Regional Facilities Manager
  • Facilities Operations Manager
  • Facility Operations Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Facilities Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • CBRE (895)
  • JLL (876)
  • Sodexo (606)
  • Sp Plus (452)
  • Life Time (406)
  • Compass Group (374)
  • Cushman & Wakefield (361)
  • Aramark (342)
  • CDM Smith (341)
  • Uline (268)

North Carolina

  • JLL (42)
  • CBRE (32)
  • University of North Carolina (30)
  • Sodexo (29)
  • Compass Group (19)
  • The Budd Group (18)
  • Lowe's (16)
  • Life Care Centers of America (14)
  • RHA Health Services (14)
  • CDM Smith (11)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!