Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salary

A Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) earns an average salary of $102,238 per year. A skill in Strategic Planning is associated with high pay for this job.
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$46,321 - $178,112

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$7.48 - $25.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$46,321 - $178,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $45,615  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,361  
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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$42,360 - $205,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.48 - $25.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $45,615  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,361  
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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$42,360 - $205,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

A chief administrative officer (CAO) is in charge of administrative matters. These executives manages administrative staff. They may also oversee accounting staff. They must make sure that their staff follow procedures and adhere to various regulatory rules and regulations.

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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Tasks

  • Handle contract procurement and negotiation.
  • Plan, administer and control budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies; review operational reports.
  • Oversee facilities planning, maintenance and custodial operations internal or external service contracts.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$102,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Skills That Affect Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 35%

National Average
$102,000

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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