A Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) earns an average salary of $104,579 per year. A skill in Strategic Planning is associated with high pay for this job.
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$51,234 - $203,418
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$51K
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MEDIAN: $104,578
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$51,234 - $203,418  
   
Bonus
$2,534 - $50,932  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $118,359  
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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$49,473 - $234,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$22.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,534 - $50,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $118,359  
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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$49,473 - $234,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

National Average
$109,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 26%

Organizational Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$109,000

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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