Administrative Coordinator Salary

Administrative Coordinators in search of top-notch pay will find it at Amgen Corporation, where the median salary of $59K trumps the $41K per year-national average for those in this profession. University of Pennsylvania Health System, Johns Hopkins University, and DaVita Inc. also offer top salaries for Administrative Coordinators. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $54K, $41K, and $40K, respectively. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,977 - $57,805
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,968
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$11.91 - $22.98
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$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,977 - $57,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,116  
Profit Sharing
$459.58 - $5,398  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,257 - $54,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $22.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.25  
Overtime
$15.37 - $35.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,116  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$459.58 - $5,398  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,257 - $54,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,968

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Job Description for Administrative Coordinator

An administrative coordinator provides support to a company's employees, supervises the staff, and helps manage the company’s budget. An administrative coordinator acts as a link connecting departments, vendors, and staff members. They help to organize, supervise, and facilitate the work among employees, as well as provide specialized support to the workers. In most cases, they are also in charge of hiring new employees, evaluating current employees, and setting work assignments. They are also responsible for performing clerical duties, maintaining databases, creating reports, writing letters, facilitate management, maintaining the office, securing maintenance, and other general activities. They are also involved in the financial management of their company, including monitoring how money is spent, controlling costs, approving expenses, and conducting financial reports.

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Administrative Coordinator Tasks

  • Coordinate space and office organization; purchase and manage supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate office and/or departmental operations.
  • Review, track and prepare budgets; maintain records and databases.
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Supervise support clerical staff.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Coordinator


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Administrative Coordinators who go on to become Operations Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Operations Managers is $59K annually. Typical career progression for an Administrative Coordinator involves becoming an Executive Assistant or a Senior Administrative Assistant, roles that pay $6K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Administrative Coordinator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Event Planning, Project Coordinating, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry, Customer Service, and Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Administrative Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $39K. On average, Administrative Coordinators make $42K following one to two decades on the job. Administrative Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $44K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Administrative Coordinators in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Administrative Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+15 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and San Francisco (+13 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent.

Administrative Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Coordinator?

Administrative Coordinator in Buda:
"Coordinating."
Pros: Different duties each day. Working with people. Learning new things. Helping others. Having my own office. Being close to my home. Being available by phone if my family needs me. Needing to leave for appointments if necessary. Being in charge of the office, facilities. Managing details of the office. Power to purchase materials as needed. Being needed by others. Researching.
Cons: Sometimes I am really bored. Trying to find things to keep me busy. Lack of advancement opportunities. Lack of pay raises/bonuses. Not challenging to me. Knowing what others are making and how I am making equal if not less than they are despite my position and what I do in the company. Feeling I am underpaid, under-utilized. Lack of communication sometimes from management. Lack of follow-through by management.

Administrative Coordinator in Fontana:
Pros: The upside is working with different personalities and age groups and knowing how to transition between each one while staying completely neutral. The responsibility to be able to apply new ideas which in turn increase work flow or implementing new procedures that are more efficient is a task I have always enjoyed.
Cons: The stress level can fluctuate at any given time and being able to adapt to arising situations is a skill that will be tested in this position. Dealing with situations regarding employee disputes and employee mistakes that escalate to a company expense, were the only things about this position that would be the most stressful for me.

Administrative Coordinator in Independence:
"City Government Culture."
Pros: I like helping people and solving problems. Learning to be an expert in my field makes me feel valued and helpful. The work atmosphere is not hostile and work relationships are good.
Cons: With the economic downturn, positions have been cut and each person is taking on more work with no additional pay. Raises if given are 5 years between and when received are only 2% which doesn't keep up with the increase in health care expenses. Essentially I have gone backwards in pay each year that I have worked here.

Administrative Coordinator in Los Angeles:
"Coordinator Review."
Pros: The best part of my job is working with music. I like that I am in an office and it is a secure job. It's not very stressful.
Cons: It's a lot of data entry. There are times where I feel like I am not learning anything new.

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Experience Affects Administrative Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Coordinator Salaries




Project Management
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Office Management
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Scheduling
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Organizing
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Accounts Payable
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National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1411 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%