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Administrative Manager Salary

The majority of Administrative Managers in the United States — over one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $31K to $78K per year, and the median is $52K per year. In the world of Administrative Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $78K. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although around one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The majority of Administrative Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (88 percent) of Administrative Managers who took the survey are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,948 - $78,103
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,635
10%
50%
90%

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$11.99 - $26.06
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,948 - $78,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,563  
Profit Sharing
$229.79 - $5,081  
Commission
$1,000 - $10,000  
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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$31,230 - $77,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $26.06  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $34.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,563  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$229.79 - $5,081  
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).
)
$31,230 - $77,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374

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Job Description for Administrative Manager

Administrative managers ensure the administrative aspects of a business running and organized. They perform administrative tasks like documentation, editing, filing, organization, and sales support. They also manage other administrative employees to enure administrative tasks are done; these managers also train subordinates.

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Administrative Manager Tasks

  • Monitor budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies; audit operational reports.
  • Manage and coordinate administrative support services; facilities, security, mail distribution, record management, and other office support services.
  • Review current processes and recommend procedural or policy changes to improve operations.
  • Oversee facilities planning, maintenance and custodial operations internal or external service contracts.
  • Manages the administrative supervisors.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Manager


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While not commonly seen, Administrative Managers who transition into an Administrative Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Administrative Directors is $62K per year. Administrative Managers typically move into roles as Human Resources Managers or Operations Managers, and those positions pay $8K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Administrative Manager


Survey takers working as Administrative Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Scheduling, and Payroll Administration. Most people who know Administration also know Office Management and Operations Management. Those who learned Microsoft Office also tend to know Operations Management and Office Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Manager

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. On average, Administrative Managers make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Administrative Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Administrative Managers, 58 percent above the national average. Administrative Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+41 percent), Washington (+31 percent), Baltimore (+23 percent), and Seattle (+19 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Portland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Administrative Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Manager?

Administrative Manager in Nashville:
"Very Demanding But Fine When You Have A Good Boss."
Pros: People and the hours.
Cons: A boss that you can not please no matter how hard you try.

Administrative Manager in Cambridge:
"Assists Brokers With Preparation Of Listings And Proposals."
Pros: Graphic design projects for listing presentations and property-specific feature sheets. Database management.
Cons: Data entry.

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Experience Affects Administrative Manager Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Administrative Manager Salaries




Administration
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Excel
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$50,000

Customer Service
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 392 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%