Facilities Planner Salary
For Facilities Planners, yearly average wages total $63K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Most Facilities Planners report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Facilities Planner
The position of a facilities planner requires deep analytical and strategic thinking and the ability to work well under pressure, as their work consists of planning and generating estimates of the costs and feasibility of various projects to be executed by a company. This also includes scheduling, planning, and reviewing all projects alongside co-workers as well as managers and supervisors involved in these projects.Read More...
This job requires constant interaction with areas inside and outside the company to create, maintain, and support new ideas for projects. Work is typically under supervision, though they are encouraged to be creative and imaginative in executing new ideas and projects. Additional functions include developing and presenting written and verbal monthly reports to the company's executives and assisting in the evaluation of already-established projects within the company.
Facilities planners generally work in an office, but also attend meetings with clients and external advisors, and they typically work during regular weekly business hours. At least five years of experience in the field with knowledge of project-planning and execution are generally required for this position, and applicants should also have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. They should also be able to work well independently as well as on teams and be able to deliver presentations at an executive level. A bachelor's degree in business administration is often required for this position, and some employers may require a master's degree.
Facilities Planner Tasks
- Identify, plan, and coordinate facilities, space and equipment needs for ongoing and special projects.
- Track and document capacity, costs, space allocation, and space requests.
- Guide teams in physical and technical upgrades, including selecting appropriate training.
- Create strategy for organizational updates, modernization, maintenance, and investment.
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Popular Skills for Facilities Planner
Survey takers who work as Facilities Planners usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Project Management, AutoCAD, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include autodesk autocad. The majority of those who know autodesk autocad also know Strategic Planning. Most people experienced in Project Management also know AutoCAD and Strategic Planning.
Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Planner
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Facilities Planners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $59K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $63K. Facilities Planners claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Facilities Planner with more than 20 years of experience can earn $81K on average.