"customer service," "office procedures," and "human resources" aren't the only skills we found administrative managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of administrative manager responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an administrative manager. We found that 52.8% of administrative managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 9.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most administrative managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six administrative managers were not college graduates.
Those administrative managers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a accounting degree. Less commonly earned degrees for administrative managers include a psychology degree or a management degree.
Once you're ready to become an administrative manager, you should explore the companies that typically hire administrative managers. According to administrative manager resumes that we searched through, administrative managers are hired the most by Highmark, University of California Press, and Wells Fargo. Currently, Highmark has 10 administrative manager job openings, while there are 7 at University of California Press and 7 at Wells Fargo.
If you're interested in companies where administrative managers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Raymond James, UBS, and LendingClub. We found that at Raymond James, the average administrative manager salary is $119,941. Whereas at UBS, administrative managers earn roughly $112,079. And at LendingClub, they make an average salary of $110,128.
For the most part, administrative managers make their living in the finance and manufacturing industries. Administrative managers tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $68,988. The administrative manager annual salary in the retail and finance industries generally make $68,126 and $59,967 respectively. Additionally, administrative managers who work in the manufacturing industry make 50.8% more than administrative managers in the hospitality Industry.