Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salary

Chief Administrative Officers in the United States take home an average $107K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women make up a slight majority of Chief Administrative Officers (57 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Chief Administrative Officers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,185 - $207,412
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MEDIAN: $108,592
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Salary $51,185 - $207,412
Bonus $2,980 - $72,821
Profit Sharing $10,000
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$51,663 - $238,806
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

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Job Description for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

A chief administrative officer (CAO) is in charge of administrative matters. These executives manages administrative staff. They may also oversee accounting staff. They must make sure that their staff follow procedures and adhere to various regulatory rules and regulations.

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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) 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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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 53 salaries. A Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 49 salaries.

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Key Stats for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

▲33%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$111,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲24%

National Average
$111,000

Organizational Development
▼1%

Operations Management
▼4%

Human Resources
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%
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