The average salary for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is $102,918 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Senior Financial Management, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Total Pay (?
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$48,469 - $184,576
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MEDIAN: $102,918
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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Total Pay (?
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$7.50 - $52.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$48,469 - $184,576  
   
Bonus
$970 - $60,267  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $31,319  
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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$46,852 - $226,701  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$7.50 - $52.36  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$970 - $60,267  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $31,319  
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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$46,852 - $226,701  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 304
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Job Description for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
  • 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.
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 24%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$106,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 23%
Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Skills That Affect Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

Senior Financial Management
up arrow 95%
Human Resources
up arrow 27%
Strategic Planning
up arrow 26%
National Average
$106,000
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Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
39%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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