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Administrative Manager Salary

Administrative Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than half of Administrative Managers. Salaries average out to around $52K per year and spread from $31K to $77K per year. Overall cash earnings for Administrative Managers stretch from $31K on the lower end to $77K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Administrative Managers are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,908 - $77,781
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,621
10%
50%
90%

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$12.00 - $26.15
(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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,908 - $77,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,711  
Profit Sharing
$220.21 - $5,091  
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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$31,216 - $77,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,295
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
$12.00 - $26.15  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $35.72  
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 - $7,711  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$220.21 - $5,091  
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).
)
$31,216 - $77,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 387

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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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Though some Administrative Managers move into positions like Administrative Director (where the average salary is $62K), this progression is not the norm. 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 Employer Salaries for Administrative Manager


Administrative Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Massachusetts General Hospital, where the average salary comes to $79K.

Bringing up the rear, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc.'s median pay of $53K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $74K.

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 24 percent, 23 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Receivable, Payroll Administration, and Customer Service. Those familiar with Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Operations Management and Office Management. For most people, competency in Administration indicates knowledge of 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. On average, Administrative Managers make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Administrative Managers that is 57 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Administrative Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+37 percent), Washington (+31 percent), Baltimore (+22 percent), and Seattle (+19 percent). In Portland, salaries are 16 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
$50,000



Skills That Affect Administrative Manager Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Administration
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Office Management
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Human Resources
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$50,000

Accounts Payable
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 376 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
21%

Common Health Benefits

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