The average pay for a Department Administrator is $63,823 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$38,396 - $133,424
(Median)
$38K
$64K
$130K
MEDIAN: $63,822
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$12.54 - $27.43
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,396 - $133,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,074  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$33,095 - $124,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $27.43  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $39.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$33,095 - $124,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Job Description for Department Administrator

Department administrators perform a variety of administrative duties for their companies’ management teams by coordinating departmental activities and events. Their duties differ depending on the industry and position, and department administrators positions can be clerical or managerial.

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Department Administrator Tasks

  • 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.

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 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Department Administrator Salaries



National Average
$57,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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