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Facilities Specialist / Coordinator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Facilities Specialist or Coordinator is in charge of building and equipment maintenance, building security systems, emergency plans, often for specific buildings only. May be involved in planning of new facilities. Acts as contact person between employees and outside contractors.

Job Outlook

There were 1321 Facilities Specialist / Coordinator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 38882 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Facilities Specialist / Coordinator 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 $59,988.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $58,372.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Facilities Specialist / Coordinator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $42,481.

Education and Experience

Posted Facilities Specialist / Coordinator 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 Degree13.16%
Bachelor's Degree22.48%
Master's Degree5%
Doctoral Degree1.64%
Other41.22%

Posted Facilities Specialist / Coordinator 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 years53.76%
3 to 5 years37.77%
6 to 8 years5.16%
9+ years3.32%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Facilities Specialist / Coordinator 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.

  • Communication (33.67%)
  • Operations (33.19%)
  • Management (29.25%)
  • Customer Service (23.45%)
  • Coordinating (14.79%)
  • Planning (13.28%)
  • Microsoft Excel (12.12%)
  • Lifting Ability (12.11%)
  • Detail Oriented (11.64%)
  • Leadership (11.5%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Facility Operations (10.65%)
  • Carpentry (11.81%)
  • Project Management (13.58%)
  • Auditing (7.73%)
  • Facility Management (26.71%)
  • Invoicing (11.2%)
  • Preventive Maintenance (11.6%)
  • HVAC (22.75%)
  • Property Management (11.91%)
  • Construction (17.06%)
  • Facility Repair And Maintenance (16.71%)
  • Administrative Support (6%)
  • Painting (13.69%)
  • Plumbing (21.37%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Internet Marketing (5.57%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Facilities Technician
  • Facilities Specialist
  • Leasing Professional
  • Facility Administrator
  • Facility Attendant
  • Facility Operations Specialist
  • Facilities Assistant
  • Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse
  • Facilities Lead

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 Specialist / Coordinator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Greystar (1294)
  • CBRE (544)
  • DaVita (529)
  • ShiftMed (421)
  • JLL (417)
  • California Department Of Public Health (276)
  • Clean Harbors (249)
  • Cushman & Wakefield (242)
  • UnitedHealth Group (195)
  • Fresenius (194)

North Carolina

  • Greystar (70)
  • University of North Carolina (44)
  • RHA Health Services (41)
  • State of North Carolina (28)
  • Frye Regional Medical Center (26)
  • City of Raleigh (23)
  • Easterseals/Ucp (23)
  • First Citizens Bank (22)
  • Ashley Furniture (19)
  • Duke University (14)

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!