An Administrative Specialist earns an average salary of $37,770 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Administrative Specialist Total Pay (?
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$24,769 - $53,704
(Median)
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54K
MEDIAN: $37,769
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Administrative Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.25 - $22.79
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,769 - $53,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,436  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,874  
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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$24,312 - $51,739  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 891
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.25 - $22.79  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $33.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,436  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,874  
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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$24,312 - $51,739  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 891
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Job Description for Administrative Specialist
The administrative specialist for a department performs a variety of administrative and support functions necessary for the smooth operation of the department. They perform administrative and bookkeeping tasks, aid clients and staff in preparing forms and reports, and transfer information into a digital format as necessary. (Afterward, the digital information is often entered into the department database, and the administrative specialist is in charge of maintaining the records and the database.) Additionally, the administrative specialist schedules events and appointments for the department. To facilitate these appointments and events, the specialist contacts clients and vendors on a regular basis to coordinate activities, meetings, and calls.
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Administrative Specialist Tasks
  • Provide administrative support and coordinate meetings.
  • Fill out and organize forms, invoices, correspondence, and other paperwork.
  • Provide assistance to management by conducting research and preparing reports or presentations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Indianapolis
up arrow 36%
Seattle
up arrow 32%
Baltimore
up arrow 27%
Los Angeles
up arrow 26%
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Charlotte
up arrow 10%
Minneapolis
up arrow 8%
Atlanta
up arrow 1%
National Average
$36,000
Arlington
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Austin
up arrow 2%
Orlando
up arrow 5%
Memphis
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Little Rock
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Administrative Specialist Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Specialist Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 4%
Scheduling
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
0%
Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$36,000
Customer Relations
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Data Entry
up arrow 3%
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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