Administrative Manager Statistics in the US

The average employee age for administrative managers is 50 years. The administrative manager workforce reached a whopping 151,271 in 2020!

Among administrative managers, we discovered that 63.9% of them are women, while 31.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among administrative managers is White, which makes up 71.8% of all administrative managers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Administrative managers are also more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, administrative managers are more likely to find a job in the finance industry.

From where do we know all information about administrative manager demographics? We analyzed 20,797 administrative managers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Administrative Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as administrative managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for administrative managers were.

Administrative Manager Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among administrative managers is White, which makes up 71.8% of all administrative managers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 71.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.4%
  • Black or African American, 9.7%
  • Asian, 4.5%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Administrative Managers

The chart below shows that 56.3% of administrative managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.7% and German is the third-most popular at 5.0%.

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  • Spanish, 56.3%
  • French, 8.7%
  • German, 5.0%
  • Russian, 4.9%
  • Portuguese, 4.1%
  • Other, 21.0%

Most Common Degree for Administrative Manager

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for administrative managers. The most common degree for administrative managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 53% of administrative managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 15% and rounding it off is master's degree with 10%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 53%
  • Associate degree, 15%
  • Masters degree, 10%
  • High School Diploma degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 17%

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Administrative Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among administrative managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Administrative Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the administrative manager position over time.


Administrative Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of administrative managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of administrative managers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Administrative Manager

By looking over 20,797 administrative managers resumes, we figured out that the average administrative manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Administrative Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of administrative manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of administrative managers is 40+ years old, which represents 81% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Administrative Managers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, plant superintendent and maintenance director have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Executive Assistant/Human Resources9%88%
Office Manager Of Human Resources13%84%
Business Office Manager15%81%
Administrative Manager32%64%
General Road Foreman93%3%
Maintenance Director93%4%
Plant Superintendent93%3%
Plant Superintendent
Maintenance Director
General Road Foreman
Administrative Manager
Business Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
Executive Assistant/Human Resources

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Administrative Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to administrative managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Electric Distribution Department Manager9.62%
Administrative Manager13.05%
Manufacturing Director14.59%
Senior Sourcing Manager16.54%
Finance Project Manager17.41%
Transition Manager19.54%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Administrative Manager?

Male Income
Female Income

Administrative Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Administrative Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$65,800
Some College/ Associate Degree$71,063
Bachelor's Degree$76,230
Master's Degree$86,415

Administrative Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Administrative Manager Heatmaps

Where Do Administrative Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where administrative managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Administrative Managers Located?

By looking through more than 20,797 resumes, we found that the most popular places for administrative managers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Administrative Managers

Where Are Administrative Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country administrative managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Administrative Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ administrative managers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most administrative managers is the finance industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire administrative managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Administrative Manager Work In

Employees with the administrative manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most administrative managers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ administrative managers. Those industries include finance, manufacturing and technology.

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