Administrative Coordinator Salary
With a median pay of $59K, Amgen Corporation Administrative Coordinators make much more than the national average ($42K per year) for those in this field. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Columbia University, Kaiser Permanente, and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where Administrative Coordinators typically earn around $54K, $52K, or $46K, respectively. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
An administrative coordinator must be motivated, meticulous, and practical, as well as have experience handling fiances. The most important qualification for an administrative coordinator is several years of work experience in administrative support, although most positions also require at a minimum a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED). In some cases, a company may also require a bachelor’s or graduate-level degree.
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
Administrative Coordinators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Human Resources Manager. The average Human Resources Manager brings home $59K per year. Administrative Coordinators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Executive Assistants or Senior Administrative Assistants. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $2K higher, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Administrative Coordinator
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Project Coordinating, Data Analysis, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Customer Service, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Office Administration tend to be well versed in Customer Service and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Customer Service.
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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $37K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Administrative Coordinators make a median salary of $43K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $46K.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Administrative Coordinators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Administrative Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 13 percent below the national average.