Chief Administrative Officer Salary

Generous salaries abound for Chief Administrative Officers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. Total incomes of Chief Administrative Officers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $52K from bonuses and close to $59K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $59K and $228K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Chief Administrative Officers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$59,792 - $190,000
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$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $105,099
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Salary $59,792 - $190,000
Bonus $1,468 - $52,390
Profit Sharing $2,419 - $59,180
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$58,933 - $228,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 174

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Job Description for Chief Administrative Officer

A chief administrative officer is an executive within an organization who is responsible for overseeing the operations within the business. This is a position found in a variety of industries and organizations. A chief administrative officer will generally work within an office, though some travel may be required. While this person will generally keep weekday, daytime hours, extended hours may often be necessary and expected. Many organizations require this person to have attained a master’s degree in a field such as business administration, communications, or finance. Experience within their field is a must. Most organizations do also require extensive knowledge regarding management, quality assurance, business law, marketing management, and managerial accounting.

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Chief Administrative Officer Tasks

  • Oversee and direct administrative support services to align with corporate objectives; facilities, security, mail distribution, record management, and other office support services.
  • Develop infrastructure, analyze current processes, recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations.
  • Oversee facilities planning, maintenance and custodial operations internal or external service contracts.
  • Handle contract procurement and negotiation.
  • Plan, administer and control budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies; review operational reports.

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Popular Skills for Chief Administrative Officer


Survey results suggest that Chief Administrative Officers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 12 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting, Office Management, and Project Management. It is often found that people who know Human Resources are also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Administrative Officer

Pay by Experience for a Chief Administrative Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Administrative Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Administrative Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Chief Administrative Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 74 salaries. A Chief Administrative Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $114,880

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

Home to some of the best pay for Chief Administrative Officers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 98 percent above the national average. Chief Administrative Officers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+79 percent), New York (+74 percent), Seattle (+33 percent), and San Francisco (+31 percent). Chief Administrative Officers in Virginia Beach make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Key Stats for Chief Administrative Officer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Chief Administrative Officer Salaries

▲37%

▲4%

National Average
$115,000

▼12%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Chief Administrative Officer Salaries





National Average
$115,000

Project Management
▼4%

Office Management
▼6%

Accounting
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 14%
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