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Property Management Schools

As a professor or instructor of property management classes at one of the 489 accredited property management schools in the country, you play a crucial role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the property management academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes property management training at the following levels:

  • Property Management Certificate
  • Associates degree in Property Management
  • Bachelors degree in Property Management
  • Masters degree in Property Management
  • PhD degree in Property Management


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Property management professionals

156,880 159,660 159,700 150,850 147,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

147,110 property management professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has shrunk by 6%.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Property management professionals

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The median yearly salary earned by property management professionals, in 2010, was $51,480. This is 8% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Property Management

$43,070 $43,670 $46,130 $48,460 $51,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for property management professionals have grown by 20%.

Educational Trends

National Property Management Student enrollment growth by degree

696 750 744 774 765
3,706 3,887 3,952 3,956 3,875
17 14 10 22 19
719 831 847 853 859
5,090 4,407 4,117 3,500 3,922
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Property Management
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Property Management
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Property Management
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Property Management
  • Grey: Certificate in Property Management

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for property management professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the year 2006 there were 10,228 students who graduated from property management degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 9,440 students graduating from property management schools.

This represents a 8% change in the number of graduates. This decline in the number of students graduating from property management courses is less than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Property Management Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that while student graduation is down, the number of schools offering property management programs has increased. In 2006 there were 117 property management schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 489 schools.

Property Management Faculty Salaries

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