Administrative Manager Salary

The majority of Administrative Managers in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $31K to $78K per year, and the median is $52K per year. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Administrative Managers spread between $31K and $78K depending on individual performance. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. While some workers in this profession — just over one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Administrative Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Administrative Managers are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,016 - $77,953
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,729
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50%
90%

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$12.02 - $26.17
(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
$35,016 - $77,953  
   
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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$31,397 - $77,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,346
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
$12.02 - $26.17  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $36.95  
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).
)
$31,397 - $77,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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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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For Administrative Managers, progressing to a Human Resources Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Human Resources Director can earn $78K annually. Human Resources Managers or Operations Managers are common next-step roles for Administrative Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Human Resources Managers is $8K higher on average, and it's $9K higher for Operations Managers.

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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.

Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the least money; the median income there is just $51K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $32K and $74K.

Popular Skills for Administrative Manager


Administrative Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Financial Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Project Management and People Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 11 percent and 22 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll Administration. Most people experienced in Administration also know Office Management and Operations Management. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management and Office 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. For Administrative Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $56K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Administrative Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 53 percent greater than the national average. Administrative Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+32 percent), Baltimore (+22 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and Seattle (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 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
up arrow 22%



Office Management
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Administration
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Human Resources
0%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 366 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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