Research Summary. After extensive research, interviews, and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
Salaries have increased 13% for facilities managers in the last 5 years
Projected job growth for facilities managers is 7% from 2018-2028
There are over 146,475 facilities managers currently employed in the United States
There are 13,167 active facilities manager job openings in the US based on job postings
The average salary for a facilities manager is $69,850
Yes, facilities manager jobs are in demand. The job market for analysts is projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028.
|Year||# Of Jobs||% Of Population|
|Year||Avg. Salary||Hourly Rate||% Change|
Mouse over a state to see the number of active facilities manager jobs in each state. The darker areas on the map show where facilities managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.
|Rank||State||Population||# of Jobs||Employment/|
|1||District of Columbia||693,972||124||18%|
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We spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Here are their thoughts.
Irene Thomas Johnson: Integrating technology into the workplace will shift greatly in the next 3 to 5 years. Smart building technology is continuing to evolve, and I see this as important and prevalent in building management in the future. It will be more focused on the wellbeing of its occupants, focusing on the customer experience while continuing to drive efficiency and savings for building owners and occupiers.
Irene Thomas Johnson: First, take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. Do not shy away or turn down an assignment, big or small, or how mundane. Each one of these will lay the foundation for a bigger and better opportunity in the future. Second, get a mentor. Someone whom you can exchange ideas and get candid feedback, someone who can help you open doors in your career. And third, never stop training and asking questions.
Irene Thomas Johnson: The starting salary in this field is excellent and ranges, depending on your location. We see the average salary in the field is approximately $45,000 to $250,000, with managers averaging $90,000 and Chief Facilities Officers at the higher range. I have personally seen salaries grow as the industry continues to embrace the importance of our field.