Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Chief Administrative Officers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $103K per year. Cash earnings for Chief Administrative Officers — including $70K in bonuses and $119K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $242K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Chief Administrative Officers (60 percent) who took the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,840 - $211,407
$51K
$100K
$210K
MEDIAN: $103,195
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$50,840 - $211,407  
   
Bonus
$2,936 - $70,469  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $119,195  
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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$50,356 - $241,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 53 salaries. A Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 49 salaries.

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Key Stats for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

▲37%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$108,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲28%

Organizational Development
▲2%

National Average
$108,000

Operations Management
▼1%

Human Resources
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 15%