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The average salary for a Department Administrator is $67,355.
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What Do Department Administrators Do?

Department Administrator Tasks
  • Oversee the development and implementation of departmental programs and curriculum.
  • Recruit students for the department, evaluate applications for admission into the department, and monitor student progress.
  • Prepare and administer the department budget, work to secure additional funding through grants, alumni, or other sources.
  • Work out schedules for classes offered by the department and assign teachers to the classes.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate department teaching staff and provide opportunities for professional development.

Job Satisfaction for Department Administrator

3.9 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Department Administrator are from the companies New York University (NYU), Kaiser Permanente and Maimonides Medical Center. Reported salaries are highest at Maimonides Medical Center where the average pay is $156,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kaiser Permanente, earning around $130,000. Boston University pays the lowest at around $54,845. New York University (NYU) also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,283.

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What Are Popular Skills for Department Administrators?

Skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, People Management and Team Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Department Administrators?

An entry-level Department Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,325 based on 7 salaries. An early career Department Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,151 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Department Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,805 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Department Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,615 based on 114 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,727.
Employees with Department Administrator in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 51.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16.7% more) and New York, New York (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (32.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (6.6% less).

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