The average pay for a Department Administrator is $57,744 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Operations Management and Budget Management.
Department Administrator Total Pay (?
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$37,605 - $111,335
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MEDIAN: $57,744
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Department Administrator Total Pay (?
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$11.82 - $24.72
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,605 - $111,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,090  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $94,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,853 - $102,845  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $24.72  
   
Overtime
$15.74 - $42.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $94,500  
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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$30,853 - $102,845  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Department Administrator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Boston
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National Average
$52,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Department Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Department Administrator Salaries

National Average
$52,000
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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