If you value efficiency and sustainability, possess strong interpersonal, organization, and management skills,
and enjoy the nuts and bolts details of construction planning, building, and facility maintenance, a degree in
Facilities Management leading to a very lucrative career could be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Facilities Management students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years).
An associate degree is usually obtained in two years, is less expensive per semester than a bachelor's
degree, and allows you to enter the workforce sooner, but typically with a lower starting salary than
people holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education. Courses related to project
management, business, and economics are common in a Facilities Management program.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework and
work experience in construction, architecture, or management helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired
school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Facilities Management Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Facilities Management include:
- Administrative Services and Facilities Manager
- Building and Systems Analyst
- Construction Manager
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for an Administrative Services and Facilities Manager
was $106,550 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor
Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics,
Administrative Services and Facilities Managers,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes113010.htm (visited June 9, 2020).