Administrative Manager Salary

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 $31K to $78K per year, median earnings come to $52K annually. Cash earnings for Administrative Managers — including $8K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $78K depending on individual performance. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Women account for the majority of Administrative Managers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,052 - $77,872
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,764
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90%

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$12.06 - $26.15
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,052 - $77,872  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,082  
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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$31,465 - $77,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,354
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
$12.06 - $26.15  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $36.87  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,082  
   
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).
)
$31,465 - $77,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.

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Administrative Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Human Resources Director. The average Human Resources Director brings home $78K per year. The most common next step for an Administrative Manager is to become a Human Resources Manager or an Operations Manager. The former position pays an additional $8K per year on average, and the latter position pays $9K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Manager


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Massachusetts General Hospital offers the most; Administrative Managers earn $79K on average there.

Offering a median salary of only $51K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $32K to $74K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Administrative Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Financial Analysis, Project Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll Administration. It is often found that people who know Administration are 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.


For Administrative Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. Administrative Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. 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


For Administrative Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 54 percent greater than the national average. Administrative Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+34 percent), Baltimore (+22 percent), Washington (+20 percent), and Seattle (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Portland.

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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
up arrow 22%




Office Management
up arrow 2%

Administration
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
0%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 363 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
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%
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