The average pay for an Office Administrator is $15.72 per hour. A skill in Human Resources is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,701 - $70,876
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$30K
$43K
$71K
MEDIAN: $42,829
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$11.69 - $22.53
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,701 - $70,876  
   
Bonus
$482.08 - $7,657  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $5,087  
Commission
$408.51 - $9,696  
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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$25,723 - $60,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,628
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $22.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$17.60 - $36.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$482.08 - $7,657  
   
Commission
$408.51 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $5,087  
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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$25,723 - $60,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,083
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Job Description for Office Administrator

An office administrator carries out various functions within an office environment to make sure that the administrative duties required by a company are carried out smoothly. The duties allocated to an office administrator will vary according to the position.

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Office Administrator Tasks

  • Coordinate space and office organization; purchase and manage supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate office and/or departmental operations.
  • Review, track and prepare budgets; maintain records and databases.
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Supervise support clerical staff.

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National Average: $37,871

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Office Administrator Reviews

What is it like working as an Office Administrator?

Office Administrator in Salt Lake City:
"Rewarding with flexibility of authority, but stressful."
Pros: Flexibility of authority & creativity that promotes developmental growth.
Cons: Social culture that is smothering & tunnel vision, micro-management.

Office Administrator in Florida:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions."
Pros: Laid back atmosphere, casual dress, flexibility,
Cons: Underappreciated.

Office Administrator in Green Bay:
"Great Working Environment."
Pros: We are a locally owned company with only 12 full time employees. We do hire a lot of temps also. I like working in an atmosphere where everyone knows each other well, we are not treated like numbers. I like being the office administrator because I help out all the production managers, and the owner. I know everything that is going on with our customers, and I make sure they are happy with the work we are providing.
Cons: The owner of this company is new and there have been many changes from the corporate level that has been challenging. When things are not getting done correctly, my boss is passive on handing consequences.

Office Administrator in Eugene:
"Fire Life."
Pros: During the summer months I work as a dispatcher for our wild land firefighting program. This is challenging, interesting, and exciting. I am able to bring my dog with me to work, and so far in his life we have not been separated. The office atmosphere is close, which can be good for morale.
Cons: Tension runs high in this office, and people usually create and spread rumors. The bosses do nothing to quell the panic of their employers and even seek to punish people who have been the victims of rumors. The bosses are aggressive and rarely around; they are prone to yelling, cursing and occasionally calling their employees names.

Office Administrator in Chicago:
"I Provide Administrative Support To An International Charity."
Pros: Freedom to adjust methods, interpersonal management.
Cons: Could be better communication, management could train/educate more effectively.

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Experience Affects Office Administrator Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Office Administrator Salaries


Office Management
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Payroll Administration
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Accounting
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$38,000

Billing
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1315 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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