Department Administrator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Department Administrator is $57,230 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Operations Management and Budget Management. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Department Administrator Total Pay (?
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$37,574 - $113,450
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MEDIAN: $57,229
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Department Administrator Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $23.85
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,574 - $113,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,045  
Total Pay (?
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$30,521 - $106,260  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $23.85  
   
Overtime
$15.27 - $36.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,045  
   
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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$30,521 - $106,260  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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Job Description for Department Administrator
  • Work out schedules for classes offered by the department and assign teachers to the classes.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate department teaching staff and provide opportunities for professional development.
  • Prepare and administer the department budget, work to secure additional funding through grants, alumni, or other sources.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of departmental programs and curriculum.
  • Recruit students for the department, evaluate applications for admission into the department, and monitor student progress.

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Pay by Experience Level for Department Administrator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Boston
up arrow 21%
New York
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Houston
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National Average
$52,000
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Department Administrator Advice

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Department Administrator in Columbus:
"Things Not Seen."
As my job progressed I am involved in more and more programs. I have been expected to train and be the go between upper management and the floor workers. I am told to train or be the floor employees go to guy but I cannot make any decisions concerning them. Now I am being asked to be pert of the new hire orientation program but am not being compensated for any of the things that are not in my job description.
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Experience Affects Department Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Department Administrator Salaries

National Average
$52,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.
Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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