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L2B Blog: Job Profile: Facilities Manager

So you have decided to become a Facilities Manager….now how much should you be earning, and what skills would you need to become one?

I have done some extensive research and have sourced the following key information to help you on your way to becoming an amazing Facilities Manager. Just remember not to do it longer than 20 years!

How much can you expect to earn?

Facilities Managers should earn an average salary of R357 994.00 per annum. The salary for being a Facilities Manager rises steadily for more experienced workers but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years’ experience.

Most people with this type of employment go on to other positions after 20 years in this career.


Pay by Experience Level for Facilities Manager

Mid-Career (5-10 yrs)

Pay by Experience for a Facilities Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Facilities Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R287 000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Facilities Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R395 000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Facilities Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R479 000 based on 39 salaries. A Facilities Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R379 000 based on 12 salaries.


Pay Difference by Location

Pay Difference by Location


Cape Town

National Average: R376 955


Oooookay…so now you have the pay scale figures running around in your mind…what kind of skills do you need to become a Facilities Manager, and of course, do you have some of them already?


Key skills for facilities managers

  • Communication and influencing skills, in person and in writing
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making
  • The ability to lead, manage teams and projects
  • Teamworking
  • Attention to detail but also the ability to see the implications for the bigger picture
  • Commercial awareness
  • Customer service
  • Organisation, time management, prioritizing and the ability to handle a complex, varied workload
  • A good knowledge of IT packages


If you have read the above and said yes, yes, tick tick, of course, I can influence people, etc, and you are thrilled with the potential salary you could get, sign up for a course in Facilities Management and qualify.


And don’t forget, should you be searching for any Facility Management Tender Leads, to contact me at MelanieM@L2B.co.za to subscribe and receive Daily Tender Leads directly to your inbox.






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