Administrative Manager Salary (United States)

Administrative Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $30,433 to $76,006 per year, typical earnings come to $48,565 per year. Total cash compensation varies from around $33,914 to approximately $76,987; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7,652 and $5,171, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and 21 percent lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Administrative Managers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Administrative Manager Salary (?
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$33,914 - $76,987
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MEDIAN: $50,603
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Administrative Manager Salary (?
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$11.99 - $25.62
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,914 - $76,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,652  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $5,171  
Commission
$983 - $10,174  
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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$30,433 - $76,006  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $25.62  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,652  
   
Commission
$983 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $5,171  
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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$30,433 - $76,006  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 380
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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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Administrative Managers who advance into the role of an Administrative Director—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $14,241 per year. A more likely transition for Administrative Managers is Human Resources (HR) Manager or Administrative Services Manager.

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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 42 percent, 13 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Receivable and Scheduling. People who know Microsoft Office usually also know Operations Management and Human Resources. Those proficient in Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Office Management and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Administrative Managers with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Salaries start at $42K, which grows to $47K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $51K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Administrative Managers encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $55K annually. Administrative Managers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Washington
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Seattle
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Baltimore
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Houston
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National Average
$49,000
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For Administrative Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 61 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Boston, Washington, Seattle, and Baltimore, top-paying cities where Administrative Managers see paychecks higher than average (+41 percent, +34 percent, +23 percent, and +22 percent). In Portland, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent 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
$49,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
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Human Resources
0%
National Average
$49,000
Office Administration
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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