Chief Administrative Officer Salary

Chief Administrative Officers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $105K) surpassing six figures annually. Total incomes of Chief Administrative Officers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $52K from bonuses and close to $59K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $58K and $228K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Chief Administrative Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up the majority of Chief Administrative Officers (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,424 - $201,115
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MEDIAN: $105,001
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Salary $55,424 - $201,115
Bonus $1,528 - $52,711
Profit Sharing $2,349 - $51,064
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$55,770 - $235,902
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 193

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Job Description for Chief Administrative Officer

A chief administrative officer is an executive within an organization who is responsible for overseeing the operations within the business. This is a position found in a variety of industries and organizations. A chief administrative officer will generally work within an office, though some travel may be required. While this person will generally keep weekday, daytime hours, extended hours may often be necessary and expected. Many organizations require this person to have attained a master’s degree in a field such as business administration, communications, or finance. Experience within their field is a must. Most organizations do also require extensive knowledge regarding management, quality assurance, business law, marketing management, and managerial accounting.

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Chief Administrative Officer Tasks

  • Oversee and direct administrative support services to align with corporate objectives; facilities, security, mail distribution, record management, and other office support services.
  • Develop infrastructure, analyze current processes, recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations.
  • Oversee facilities planning, maintenance and custodial operations internal or external service contracts.
  • Handle contract procurement and negotiation.
  • Plan, administer and control budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies; review operational reports.

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Popular Skills for Chief Administrative Officer


Chief Administrative Officers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting, Office Management, and Project Management. Those familiar with Human Resources also tend to know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Administrative Officer

Pay by Experience for a Chief Administrative Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Administrative Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Administrative Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Chief Administrative Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 74 salaries. A Chief Administrative Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $114,487

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Chief Administrative Officers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 99 percent above the national average. Chief Administrative Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+80 percent), New York (+75 percent), Seattle (+34 percent), and San Francisco (+31 percent). Chief Administrative Officers in Virginia Beach take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Chief Administrative Officer

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Chief Administrative Officer Salaries

▲37%

▲4%

National Average
$114,000

▼12%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Chief Administrative Officer Salaries





National Average
$114,000

Project Management
▼4%

Office Management
▼6%

Accounting
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 15%
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