Administrative Manager Salary

Administrative Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little over a half of Administrative Managers. Salaries average out to around $53K annually and spread from $32K to $79K per year. In the world of Administrative Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $79K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. There are far more female Administrative Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,755 - $79,469
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,633
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$12.46 - $26.99
(Median)
$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,755 - $79,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,147  
Profit Sharing
$200.33 - $6,234  
Commission
$3,250  
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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$31,967 - $79,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,547
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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $26.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$13.34 - $39.24  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,147  
   
Commission
$3,250  
Profit Sharing
$200.33 - $6,234  
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).
)
$31,967 - $79,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 439
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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 $79K per year. Administrative Managers typically move into roles as Human Resources Managers or Operations Managers, and those positions pay $8K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Manager


For Administrative Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Massachusetts General Hospital; in fact, median earnings sit around $81K, the highest in the area.

The consistently lowest paying firm is Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where the median salary is just $51K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $32K to $74K.

Popular Skills for Administrative Manager


Survey results imply that Administrative Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, People Management, Office Administration, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll Administration. Those familiar with Administration also tend to know 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.


Administrative Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. 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 $56K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,638

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Administrative Managers, 50 percent higher than the national average. Administrative Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+33 percent), Baltimore (+26 percent), Washington (+25 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent.

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

Financial Analysis
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Office Administration
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National Average
$51,000

Administration
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Office Management
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 377 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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