Administrative Specialist Salary (United States)

An Administrative Specialist earns an average salary of $37,715 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microsoft Word, Human Resources, Accounting, and Project Management. 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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$24,204 - $54,343
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MEDIAN: $37,715
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Administrative Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.20 - $23.01
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,204 - $54,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,462  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $2,500  
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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$24,014 - $52,493  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 999
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $23.01  
   
Overtime
$12.84 - $34.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,462  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $2,500  
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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$24,014 - $52,493  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 999
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Baltimore
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Los Angeles
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Charlotte
up arrow 9%
Minneapolis
up arrow 9%
Austin
0%
National Average
$36,000
Arlington
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Indianapolis
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Richmond
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Memphis
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Little Rock
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Columbia
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Experience Affects Administrative Specialist Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 20%
Human Resources
up arrow 18%
Accounting
up arrow 13%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%
Travel Administration
up arrow 5%
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Office Administration
0%
National Average
$36,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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