Administrative Manager Salary

Administrative Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $78K per year, median earnings come to $52K annually. Overall cash earnings for Administrative Managers stretch from $32K on the lower end to $78K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. The vast majority (89 percent) of Administrative Managers who took the survey are female. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most Administrative Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,191 - $77,913

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$12.09 - $26.15

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,191 - $77,913  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,073  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,083  
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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$31,613 - $77,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $26.15  
   
Overtime
$14.60 - $36.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,073  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,083  
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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$31,613 - $77,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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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At the upper end, Administrative Managers who move into a Human Resources Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Human Resources Directors is a much higher $78K per year. When Administrative Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Managers or Operations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Manager


Massachusetts General Hospital leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $79K.

Although Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. hands out the lowest average salary in town at $51K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $32K or as much as $74K.

Popular Skills for Administrative Manager


Administrative Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Project Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 20 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll Administration. Those familiar with Administration also tend to know Microsoft Office and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Manager

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


For Administrative Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. Administrative Managers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Administrative Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 53 percent above the national average. Administrative Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+36 percent), Baltimore (+23 percent), Washington (+20 percent), and New York (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 14 percent below the national average.

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

Financial Analysis
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Office Management
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Office Administration
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Administration
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National Average
$50,000

Human Resources
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 360 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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