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Office Administrator Salary

The average pay for an Office Administrator is $41,454 per year. A skill in Human Resources is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,069 - $67,312
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,453
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$11.11 - $21.98
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,069 - $67,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,984  
Profit Sharing
$492.64 - $5,180  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$25,246 - $60,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $21.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.60  
Overtime
$14.78 - $34.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,984  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$492.64 - $5,180  
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).
)
$25,246 - $60,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,934

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Job Description for Office Administrator

Office administrators ensure that their office is running smoothly. Each day presents unforeseen challenges to overcome. Smaller offices will have less to address, while a large office may have many accounts that require attention each day. Regardless of the size of a given office, office administrators work to address and resolve any problems that arise quickly and efficiently.

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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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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.

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
$37,000


Skills That Affect Office Administrator Salaries





Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$37,000

Billing
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relations
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Bookkeeping
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2390 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 32%