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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Administrative Specialist Salary

$39,670 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

$19.07 hourly

Entry level Salary
$25,000 yearly
$25,000
10 %
$39,670
Median
$62,000
90 %

How much does an Administrative Specialist make?

Administrative specialists make $39,670 per year on average, or $19.07 per hour, in the United States. Administrative specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $62,000.

Location impacts how much an administrative specialist can expect to make. Administrative specialists make the most in Hawaii, California, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington.

Highest Paying States For Administrative Specialists

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

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Administrative Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Hawaii$70,178$33.74144
2District of Columbia$54,774$26.33344
3California$63,105$30.343,589
4Washington$46,825$22.51932
5Nevada$48,631$23.38220
6Massachusetts$45,382$21.821,239
7Arizona$42,987$20.67759
8New York$43,406$20.871,932
9Oregon$43,782$21.05516
10Virginia$43,581$20.951,248
11Michigan$44,628$21.46762
12New Jersey$47,861$23.01755
13Connecticut$42,667$20.51389
14Pennsylvania$40,357$19.401,262
15Texas$39,498$18.992,240
16Wisconsin$37,693$18.12700
17Alaska$37,586$18.07163
18Iowa$36,724$17.66491
19Delaware$39,551$19.01147
20Minnesota$40,534$19.49646
21Maryland$40,160$19.31798
22Ohio$36,957$17.771,042
23Vermont$38,708$18.6180
24Illinois$39,733$19.101,118
25Wyoming$33,831$16.26106
26West Virginia$38,394$18.46136
27North Dakota$34,818$16.7497
28Utah$34,376$16.53387
29Colorado$35,306$16.97736
30New Mexico$37,236$17.90172
31Montana$32,608$15.68170
32Missouri$36,498$17.55498
33Rhode Island$34,996$16.82114
34Nebraska$33,359$16.04257
35Florida$32,268$15.512,296
36North Carolina$32,846$15.791,018
37Indiana$33,595$16.15590
38Idaho$31,517$15.15230
39Alabama$34,176$16.43367
40Kentucky$33,689$16.20309
41New Hampshire$34,431$16.55152
42Georgia$32,028$15.401,065
43Tennessee$31,252$15.03581
44Kansas$32,401$15.58260
45South Carolina$29,718$14.29487
46Maine$28,318$13.61130
47Mississippi$31,393$15.09156
48Oklahoma$29,375$14.12277
49Louisiana$28,648$13.77298
50Arkansas$24,973$12.01257
51South Dakota$27,675$13.3185

Highest Paying Cities For Administrative Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Los Angeles, CA$63,298$30.43
2Washington, DC$54,826$26.36
3Vancouver, WA$48,831$23.48
4Eugene, OR$45,376$21.82
5New York, NY$43,882$21.10
6Richmond, VA$43,539$20.93
7Phoenix, AZ$43,017$20.68
8Saint Paul, MN$40,668$19.55
9Austin, TX$40,279$19.36
10Baltimore, MD$40,234$19.34
11Chicago, IL$39,949$19.21
12Charleston, WV$37,954$18.25
13Waukesha, WI$37,887$18.21
14Saint Louis, MO$37,235$17.90
15Cincinnati, OH$36,106$17.36

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Vancouver, WA
  4. Eugene, OR
  5. New York, NY

Administrative Specialist Salary Details

Administrative Specialist Salary

What is an Administrative Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$62,000$5,167$30
75th Percentile$50,000$4,167$24
Average$39,670$3,306$19
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Administrative Internship$33,481$2,790$16.1080,571
Administrator Secretary$39,358$3,280$18.9299,520
Administrative Officer$61,397$5,116$29.5298,238
Administrative Coordinator$39,318$3,277$18.9070,663
Administrative Clerk$31,741$2,645$15.26137,639
Administrative Aide$36,854$3,071$17.7296,883

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Dell Jobs (56)
  2. IBM Jobs (107)
  3. Pfizer Jobs (71)
  4. Halliburton Jobs (149)
  5. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Jobs (53)

Which Companies Pay Administrative Specialists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Meta and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are the highest paying companies for administrative specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Meta$141,654$68.10250
2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory$96,216$46.269
3Argonne National Laboratory$91,788$44.138
4Nasdaq$86,906$41.78
5Banner Bank$82,815$39.811
6Cenergy International Services$80,224$38.5732
7First Hawaiian Bank$78,249$37.626
8YASH Technologies$77,769$37.39
9Lockheed Martin$77,700$37.3631
10The Bank, Inc.$77,147$37.09
11Exchange Bank$76,624$36.841
12First Merchants$76,200$36.634
13NTT Data International L.L.C.$75,989$36.538
14Federal Deposit Insurance$75,620$36.36
15Deutsche Bank$75,156$36.137
16UBS$74,279$35.7141
17Northern Trust$73,800$35.487
18Frost Bank$72,691$34.952
19M&T Bank$72,020$34.6321
20Parsons$72,013$34.6218

Administrative Specialist Salary Trends

The salary for an administrative 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 Specialist Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$30,400$14.60
Mid Level$41,300$19.88
Senior Level$57,500$27.66

Average Administrative Specialist Salary Over Time

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

    Administrative Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$39,700$19.07+3.0%
    2021$38,500$18.50+2.8%
    2020$37,400$17.98+2.8%
    2019$36,300$17.47+2.2%
    2018$35,600$17.09+2.6%

    Recently Added Administrative Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    WipfliAdministrative SpecialistNaperville, IL06/02/2022$37,566
    Xylem Inc.Stock Compensation Administration SpecialistWashington, DC06/01/2022$130,000
    Scott CountyScott County Administrative Specialist-HHSMinneapolis, MN06/01/2022$40,029
    Village of SkokieAdministrative SpecialistSkokie, IL06/01/2022$47,512
    Luttrell Staffing GroupAdministrative SpecialistSanta Maria, CA06/01/2022$52,175
    Beacon Hill Staffing Group, LLCAdministrative Specialist--Falls Church, VA06/01/2022$39,653
    Xylem Inc.Stock Compensation Administration SpecialistNew York, NY06/01/2022$130,000
    Workforce Logiq Iq Talent NetworkAdmin Specialist IIPhoenix, AZ05/31/2022$54,262
    Workforce LogiqAdmin Specialist IIPhoenix, AZ05/31/2022$54,262
    Custom Development Internship, Summer 2022 In Milwaukee, WisconsinAdministrative SpecialistDenver, CO05/31/2022$37,566

    Administrative Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Administrative Specialists the most?

    Hawaii pays Administrative Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $70,178 per year, or $33.74 per hour.

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

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Administrative Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $63,105 per year.

    What type of Administrative 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.

    What is a good starting salary for an Administrative Specialist?

    A good starting salary for an administrative specialist is $25,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an administrative specialist in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for administrative specialists is $39,670, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an administrative specialist can vary by state.

    What is the average salary of a specialist?

    The average salary of a specialist is $56,162 a year or $15.97 an hour. However, the range in salary can vary significantly, starting as low as $14 an hour to as high as $24 an hour. Factors such as location and the company can impact earning potential.

    What is the highest-paying administrative job?

    The highest-paying administrative job is a hospital administrator. Administrative responsibilities will vary with the specific type of company or work being done.

    The annual average salary for a hospital administrator is approximately $111,000. This salary reflects the administrator's responsibility to operate all areas of a hospital efficiently. Similarly, the average salary of a city administrator is approximately $94,000 annually. Both positions represent large operations with many departments that must work effectively.

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