Administrative Coordinator Salary
Pay for Administrative Coordinators in the United States is very modest at just $42K per year. Total cash incomes of Administrative Coordinators run from $28K to $57K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K, profit sharing that reaches $6K, and some commissions of nearly $10K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most Administrative Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Administrative Coordinators (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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
- Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
- Supervise support clerical staff.
- Review, track and prepare budgets; maintain records and databases.
- Coordinate space and office organization; purchase and manage supplies and equipment.
- Coordinate office and/or departmental operations.
Common Career Paths for Administrative Coordinator
Administrative Coordinators who go on to become Human Resources Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Human Resources Managers is $59K annually. Executive Assistants or Senior Administrative Assistants are common next-step roles for Administrative Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Executive Assistants is $6K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for Senior Administrative Assistants.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Coordinator
Crop Production Services, Johns Hopkins University, Medical University of South Carolina, Amgen Corporation, and UnitedHealth Group are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Administrative Coordinators. Employees of Amgen Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $59K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $46K to $86K. Columbia University, Kaiser Permanente, and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) also offer top salaries for Administrative Coordinators. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $54K, $52K, and $46K, respectively.
Crop Production Services, Humana, Inc., and UnitedHealth Group also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $32K, $34K, and $34K-paychecks on average.
Popular Skills for Administrative Coordinator
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Project Coordinating, Event Planning, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Customer Service, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Customer Service. Those proficient in Office Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. Administrative Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Administrative Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $46K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Administrative Coordinators, 25 percent above the national average. Administrative Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average.
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