Facilities Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.9% (as fast as the average)


What Facilities Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate operations and functionalities of facilities and buildings. May include surrounding grounds or multiple facilities of an organization's campus.

Other Job Titles Facilities Managers May Have

Facilities Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Deputy Chief of Facility Managment ,

Department of Veterans Affairs

In a service with over 100 employees, every day is unique. This is the exciting part for me. I typically meet with the hospital management to wrap up any loose ends from the previous day. I would then meet with my supervisors to discuss activities occurring in the coming weeks. We cover budgets, construction, design, environmental management, maintenance and repair of a 60 acres, 153 year old historic facility. Planning for the future allows us to calmly react to the emergencies of the day.

Associate Director ,

Georgetown University

There's a lot of coordination and communications with volunteers, planning with team members, and stragegizing on how to best reach our shared goals.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Acquire, distribute and store supplies.
  • Conduct classes to teach procedures to staff.
  • Dispose of, or oversee the disposal of, surplus or unclaimed property.
  • Manage leasing of facility space.
  • Monitor the facility to ensure that it remains safe, secure, and well-maintained.

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