Average Administrative Director Salary

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The average salary for an Administrative Director is $71,285.
MEDIAN $71,285
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$41k - $137k
$300 - $17k
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$2k - $13k
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$37k - $137k

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Job Description for Administrative Director

Administrative Director Tasks
  • Handle contract procurement and negotiation.
  • Develop infrastructure, analyze current processes, and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations.
  • Direct facilities planning, maintenance, and custodial operations internal or external service contracts.
  • Monitor and control budgets for contracts, equipment, and supplies.
  • Direct the administrative managers and supervisors.

Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Director

The top respondents for the job title Administrative Director are from the companies Northwell Health, The Church of the Nazarene and Mount Nittany Medical Center. Reported salaries are highest at Northwell Health where the average pay is $123,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Mount Nittany Medical Center, earning around $106,976. The Church of the Nazarene pays the lowest at around $48,893. University of Chicago also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $83,750.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Administrative Director. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Administrative Director
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Administrative Director

Skills in Operations Management, People Management and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources (HR) and Office Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Director

An entry-level Administrative Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,454 based on 86 salaries. An early career Administrative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,787 based on 347 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,895 based on 371 salaries. An experienced Administrative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,992 based on 428 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,313.
Employees with Administrative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 38.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (32.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (29.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (14.9% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (3.3% less).

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