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Department Administrator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Department Administrator is $61,359 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Budget Management and Operations Management.
Department Administrator Salary (?
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$38,753 - $119,117
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MEDIAN: $61,359
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Department Administrator Salary (?
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$12.01 - $23.79
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$38,753 - $119,117  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
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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$30,453 - $112,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $23.79  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
   
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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$30,453 - $112,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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
up arrow 79%
New York
up arrow 48%
Seattle
up arrow 32%
Philadelphia
up arrow 20%
Boston
up arrow 8%
National Average
$53,000
Houston
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Department Administrator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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 40%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Department Administrator Salaries

National Average
$53,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%