Average Administrative Specialist Hourly Pay

$17.85
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,253
Bonus
$1,300
Commission
$950
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The average hourly pay for an Administrative Specialist is $17.85.
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$13.58
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$17.85
90%
$25.30
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
Bonus
$304 - $4,957
Profit Sharing
$245 - $3,091
Commission
$0 - $1,300
Total Pay
$28,186 - $59,194
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What Do Administrative Specialists Do?

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

Job Satisfaction for Administrative Specialist

3.9 out of 5
(481)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Administrative Specialist are from the companies Kaiser Permanente, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Chicago. Reported salaries are highest at UCLA Medical Center where the average pay is $25.97. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Chicago, earning around $23.95 and $23.90, respectively. Georgia State University pays the lowest at around $19.62. Lee Memorial Health Systems and City of Austin also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.60 and $22.56, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Administrative Specialists?

Skills in Microsoft Office and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry, Customer Service and Office Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Specialists?

An entry-level Administrative Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.37 based on 44 salaries. An early career Administrative Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.77 based on 712 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.92 based on 408 salaries. An experienced Administrative Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.80 based on 514 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Administrative Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 40.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (37.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (32.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Maine (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,035 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
35.0%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
25.3%
Late Career
17.5%