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Facilities Managers

Business Management & Administration

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Work Environment

Facilities managers normally work in offices on military bases or aboard ships.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $22,646 - $502,205


Some office and administrative managers specialize in facilities management. Facilities managers plan for base realignment and closure, identify facility requirements, oversee operation, maintenance, and repair budgets, and supervise those performing construction, repair, and maintenance duties.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for facilities managers primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments.  Like other officers they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities military structure and etiquette traditions and leadership development.  

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems quickly
  • Ability to coordinate several activities at once
  • Ability to work effectively with people
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational and management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adaptability

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