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SalesForce.com Administrator Salary

Earnings for SalesForce.com Administrators in the United States come in at around $61K per year on average. Total cash compensation for SalesForce.com Administrators runs from $43K to $93K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as SalesForce.com Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most SalesForce.com Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,027 - $88,565
(Median)
$44K
$61K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,134
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$17.22 - $41.67
(Median)
$17
$23
$42
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,027 - $88,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,936  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,178  
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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$42,908 - $92,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 877
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.22 - $41.67  
   
Overtime
$25.08 - $48.78  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,178  
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).
)
$42,908 - $92,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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Job Description for SalesForce.com Administrator

A SalesForce.com administrator generally looks after a company's SalesForce.com support system, as well as making sure the system is functioning properly. This position requires the employee to monitor and make any required changes to SalesForce.com that will ultimately affect other departments such as sales, marketing, and customer support. The SalesForce.com administrator is also responsible for generating reports on the effectiveness of advertising and marketing efforts. The administrator often works with data and end users, tests and adds any updates to the system, and works with other staff members to incorporate necessary changes.

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SalesForce.com Administrator Tasks

  • Define user needs and work with programmers to deliver custom solutions and smooth data flow.
  • Train and support user teams daily and with exceptions, upgrades and problems.
  • Design data integrity strategy, including custom fields, triggers and workflows.
  • Configure and clean database and data, including ensuring dashboards are accurate.
  • Create reports and dashboards to share data across teams.

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Popular Skills for SalesForce.com Administrator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with SQL, Database, and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Administration and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Business Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for SalesForce.com Administrator

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


SalesForce.com Administrators with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $71K. On average, SalesForce.com Administrators make $81K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for SalesForce.com Administrators, 26 percent above the national average. SalesForce.com Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+14 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and New York (+11 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Cincinnati is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Seattle (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

SalesForce.com Administrator Reviews

What is it like working as a SalesForce.com Administrator?

SalesForce.com Administrator in Greensboro:
"Challenging And Cutting Edge."
Pros: Being a SFDC administrator combines my three strongest skills: technology, sales, and teaching. In addition to the work, my supervisor acts as a mentor who is set on grooming me for management.
Cons: When we're re not working on projects it's easy to get bored with the day to day "help desk" support we provide for our users. Training new employees who have a high turnover rate is also tedious work.

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Experience Affects SalesForce.com Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%



National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect SalesForce.com Administrator Salaries

SQL
up arrow 21%

Database
up arrow 16%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 15%



Training
up arrow 5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Project Management
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Salesforce
0%

National Average
$62,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

System Administration
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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