Administrative Managers in the United States pull down an average of $54K per year. Cash earnings for Administrative Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $79K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Women make up the vast majority of Administrative Managers (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. While some workers in this profession — between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most Administrative Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,182 - $78,845
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$36K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,760
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$12.97 - $27.79
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$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,182 - $78,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,742  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $6,163  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$32,842 - $79,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,080
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $27.79  
   
Overtime
$13.53 - $41.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,742  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $6,163  
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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$32,842 - $79,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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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 who go on to become Human Resources Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Human Resources Directors is $80K annually. Administrative Managers typically move into roles as Human Resources Managers or Operations Managers, and those positions pay $7K more and $7K more, respectively.

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University of Michigan (U-M) offers the largest salaries in town — $73K on average.

Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the smallest salaries in town — $51K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $32K to $74K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Popular Skills for Administrative Manager


Administrative Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Administration are also skilled in Microsoft Office, Human Resources, and Operations 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,494

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Eastern cities like Washington, New York, and Boston are lucrative areas for Administrative Managers, where pay is higher than the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Pittsburgh and 7 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Administrative Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Manager?

Administrative Manager in New York:
"Not my favorite thing."
Pros: People I work with are nice and respectful. I love doing research, when I update the website it makes me feel like I really know what I'm doing. It is not a stressful environment most of the time.
Cons: I get bored from doing nothing. I feel like I should be doing something else. This job doesn't inspire me and there is no room to grow.

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
$51,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Manager Salaries





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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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