Approximately 29,200 administrative service and facility manager positions are planned each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a median annual salary of $98,890 for administrative services and facilities managers. Managers of operations specialties can earn significantly more.
Clearly, high-level public administrators with the knowledge and credentials to plan, direct, and coordinate activities that help an organization run efficiently are in demand and well compensated. Data from Emsi Labor Analyst* suggests that employers in public administration seek highly qualified professionals, such as those who have completed a market-relevant MPA degree, to fill leadership positions, such as:
- Budget analysts
- Program Managers, Specialists and Coordinators
- Executive Directors
- Management analysts
- City managers
- Human Resources Directors and Managers
- Project and program managers
- Quality and Compliance Managers
Some of the industries where MPA graduates can expect to be in demand include:
- Public administration
- Educational services
- Health care and social assistance
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Finance and insurance
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SOURCE: Emsi Labor Analyst – Report. Emsi research company homepage at https://www.economicmodeling.com/company/ (Report accessed April 6, 2022.) DISCLAIMER: The data provided is for informational purposes only. Emsi data and analysis uses government sources to provide information on industries, demographics, employers, in-demand skills, and more to align university programs with labor market opportunities. Projections quoted may not reflect local or near-term economic or employment conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. Current and future students should use this data along with other available economic data to inform their education decisions.