Portfolio Administrator Salary

Earnings for Portfolio Administrators in the United States come in at around $50K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Portfolio Administrators vary widely between $39K and $76K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Most Portfolio Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,226 - $72,086
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,859
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50%
90%

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$15.63 - $26.81
(Median)
$16
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,226 - $72,086  
   
Bonus
$1,005 - $10,487  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $10,213  
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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$39,261 - $75,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $26.81  
   
Overtime
$27.22 - $35.61  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,005 - $10,487  
   
Profit Sharing
$795 - $10,213  
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).
)
$39,261 - $75,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Portfolio Administrator

Portfolio administrators are responsible for the accurate and timely implementation of client accounts. Some of their basic job duties include providing direct service to assigned clients, coordinating various reports and reviews, preparing financial statement request letters, and following up for information. Portfolio administrators also assist in the collection of delinquent accounts and tax payments as necessary. Most portfolio administrators work for banks or other financial institutions. They generally work in an office environment and report directly to managers.

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Portfolio Administrator Tasks

  • Review data, create reports and understand the current state of the portfolio.
  • Set up, maintain and evaluate accounts.
  • Process and reconcile daily, weekly and monthly balances.
  • Read, interpret and manage portfolio documents.
  • Manage compliance and regulatory adherence across the portfolio and for reporting.

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Pay by Experience Level for Portfolio Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Portfolio Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. Portfolio Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $66K.

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Experience Affects Portfolio Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$51,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 7%
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