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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Administrative Office Specialist Salary

$35,307 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$16.97 hourly

Entry level Salary
$28,000 yearly
$28,000
10 %
$35,307
Median
$44,000
90 %

How much does an Administrative Office Specialist make?

Administrative office specialists make $35,307 per year on average, or $16.97 per hour, in the United States. Administrative office specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $44,000.

Location impacts how much an administrative office specialist can expect to make. Administrative office specialists make the most in New York, Connecticut, Vermont, California, and Hawaii.

Highest Paying States For Administrative Office Specialists

The darker areas on the map show where administrative office specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Administrative Office Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New York$47,992$23.072,487
2Alaska$43,120$20.73220
3Connecticut$46,020$22.13503
4Massachusetts$42,409$20.391,642
5Vermont$45,372$21.81102
6North Dakota$41,410$19.91139
7Wyoming$38,283$18.41116
8California$45,362$21.814,471
9Washington$40,827$19.631,122
10Hawaii$45,202$21.73136
11Minnesota$40,141$19.30919
12Nebraska$38,453$18.49321
13Rhode Island$43,545$20.94133
14Wisconsin$37,085$17.83829
15District of Columbia$40,218$19.34393
16Oregon$37,363$17.96646
17Delaware$38,495$18.51172
18Michigan$35,901$17.261,104
19Nevada$36,273$17.44296
20Pennsylvania$35,775$17.201,626
21Maryland$37,775$18.161,067
22New Jersey$40,306$19.38974
23Arizona$35,576$17.10940
24New Hampshire$36,543$17.57231
25Colorado$37,035$17.81844
26Maine$35,858$17.24177
27Iowa$33,515$16.11609
28Illinois$36,353$17.481,573
29Florida$32,198$15.483,199
30New Mexico$34,136$16.41261
31Idaho$31,749$15.26286
32Ohio$33,737$16.221,245
33North Carolina$32,941$15.841,404
34Kansas$34,665$16.67337
35Virginia$33,062$15.901,457
36Montana$30,934$14.87230
37Texas$32,592$15.672,704
38Missouri$34,254$16.47721
39West Virginia$32,339$15.55167
40Tennessee$31,362$15.08740
41Indiana$30,963$14.89876
42Mississippi$32,733$15.74185
43Utah$30,259$14.55476
44South Dakota$31,534$15.1697
45Alabama$29,653$14.26447
46Louisiana$28,447$13.68397
47Kentucky$29,102$13.99411
48South Carolina$28,321$13.62579
49Oklahoma$29,151$14.01360
50Georgia$27,185$13.071,281
51Arkansas$24,730$11.89294

Highest Paying Cities For Administrative Office Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1New York, NY$48,150$23.15
2Los Angeles, CA$45,428$21.84
3Seattle, WA$40,994$19.71
4Saint Paul, MN$40,155$19.31
5Newark, DE$38,483$18.50
6Baltimore, MD$37,961$18.25
7Denver, CO$37,039$17.81
8Waukesha, WI$37,015$17.80
9Chicago, IL$36,479$17.54
10Portland, ME$35,882$17.25
11Phoenix, AZ$35,612$17.12
12Durham, NC$33,439$16.08
13Hampton, VA$33,118$15.92
14Austin, TX$32,660$15.70
15Gainesville, FL$31,626$15.20

Administrative Office Specialist Salary Details

Administrative Office Specialist Salary

What is an Administrative Office Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
75th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
Average$35,307$2,942$17
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Office Worker$33,749$2,812$16.2384,397
Office Aide$28,546$2,379$13.7276,712
Office Administrator$34,979$2,915$16.82118,096
Administrator Secretary$39,358$3,280$18.9299,520
Administrative Internship$33,481$2,790$16.1080,571
Administrative Clerk$31,741$2,645$15.26137,639

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  1. MITRE Jobs (7)
  2. University of Virginia Jobs (8)
  3. University of Florida Jobs (5)
  4. University of Minnesota Jobs (63)
  5. Abacus Jobs (6)

Which Companies Pay Administrative Office Specialists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Keller Williams Realty and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are the highest paying companies for administrative office specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Keller Williams Realty$97,673$46.9621
2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory$97,002$46.647
3JPMorgan Chase & Co.$77,712$37.36217
4Renton Technical College$44,777$21.53
5Software Technology$41,951$20.17
6RubinBrown$37,820$18.181
7Hospital for Special Surgery$36,934$17.762
822nd Century Technologies$36,557$17.58
9University Of Minnesota Physicians$36,512$17.5526
10The MetroHealth System$36,158$17.3841
11University of Wisconsin System$35,964$17.2916
12HSS$35,524$17.082
13New York State Restaurant Association$35,307$16.97
14State Of Illinois - Illinois Student Assistance Commission$35,307$16.97
15University of Florida$35,307$16.97
16Obsidian Solutions Group$35,307$16.97
17Muckleshoot Casino$35,307$16.97
18University of Maine at Augusta$35,164$16.911
19DentalOne Partners$34,748$16.7117
20UCLA$34,738$16.70

Administrative Office Specialist Salary Trends

The salary for an administrative office specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Administrative Office Specialist Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$27,000$12.99
Mid Level$36,800$17.69
Senior Level$51,200$24.62

Average Administrative Office Specialist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Administrative Office Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$35,300$16.97+3.0%
    2021$34,300$16.47+2.8%
    2020$33,300$16.00+2.8%
    2019$32,300$15.55+2.2%
    2018$31,600$15.21+2.6%

    Recently Added Administrative Office Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    State of ArkansasLocal Office Administrative SpecialistMonticello, AR05/25/2022$32,405
    University of MinnesotaPrincipal Office & Administrative Specialist, Clay CountyMinneapolis, MN05/24/2022$36,084
    Arkansas Government JobLocal Office Administrative SpecialistMonticello, AR05/23/2022$32,405
    University of RichmondAdministrative Specialist-Office of The PresidentRichmond, VA05/09/2022$38,067
    University of MinnesotaExecutive Office & Administrative SpecialistMinneapolis, MN05/08/2022$39,549
    City of GreeleyAdministrative Specialist II-City Clerk's OfficeGreeley, CO04/16/2022$36,397
    City of GreeleyAdministrative Specialist II-City Clerk's OfficeGreeley, CO04/14/2022$36,397
    State of NebraskaAdministrative Specialist-Central OfficeLincoln, NE04/14/2022$37,733
    Ohio UniversityAdministrative Specialist, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Office of Research & GrantsAthens, OH04/14/2022$35,145
    University of MinnesotaPrincipal Office & Admin Specialist, LAC QUI Parle CountyMinneapolis, MN04/13/2022$36,084

    Administrative Office Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Administrative Office Specialists the most?

    New York pays Administrative Office Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $47,992 per year, or $23.07 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Administrative Office Specialist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Administrative Office Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Connecticut you should be paid close to $46,020 per year.

    What type of Administrative Office Specialist gets paid the most?

    Administrative Staff gets paid the most. Administrative Staff made a median salary of $80,966. The best-paid 10 percent make $91,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $71,000.

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