Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salary

The average salary for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is $105,096 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Strategic Planning, Human Resources, and Operations Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$48,474 - $190,685
(Median)
$48K
$110K
$190K
MEDIAN: $105,095
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$7.62 - $25.98
(Median)
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$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$48,474 - $190,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,953  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $117,446  
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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$44,178 - $221,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$7.62 - $25.98  
   
Overtime
$20.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $117,446  
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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$44,178 - $221,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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 11%

National Average
$106,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Skills That Affect Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 31%

Human Resources
up arrow 23%

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

National Average
$106,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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