Most administrative associates list "administrative tasks," "purchase orders," and "customer service" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important administrative associate responsibilities here:
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Before becoming an administrative associate, 56.6% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 8.8% administrative associates went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most administrative associates have a college degree. But about one out of every seven administrative associates didn't attend college at all.
The administrative associates who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and psychology, while a small population of administrative associates studied accounting and health care administration.
When you're ready to become an administrative associate, you might wonder which companies hire administrative associates. According to our research through administrative associate resumes, administrative associates are mostly hired by Highmark, Stanford University, and Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Now is a good time to apply as Highmark has 40 administrative associates job openings, and there are 39 at Stanford University and 28 at Lahey Health Behavioral Services.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, administrative associates tend to earn the biggest salaries at Lord Abbett, First Republic Bank, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Take Lord Abbett for example. The median administrative associate salary is $110,635. At First Republic Bank, administrative associates earn an average of $103,673, while the average at JPMorgan Chase & Co. is $102,050. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire administrative associates from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include University of Connecticut, Kelly Services, and United States Army Corps of Engineers.
For the most part, administrative associates make their living in the health care and education industries. Administrative associates tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $41,923. The administrative associate annual salary in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries generally make $41,205 and $36,235 respectively. Additionally, administrative associates who work in the finance industry make 69.8% more than administrative associates in the technology Industry.