Military Facilities Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

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.

Work Environment

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

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Facilities Managers in the Military

18,330

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Salary

Average Salary

$78,430

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 29%
  • Some college 19%
  • High school 15%
  • Post baccalaureate 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-master's certificate 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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.  

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Knowledge

  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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