Administrative Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$44,000
$27,000
$44,000
$71,000
Administrative Specialists in the United States make an average salary of $44,816 per year or $21.55 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $71,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, and New York provide the highest Administrative Specialist salaries.
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Map of Administrative Specialist Salaries

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

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Average Administrative Specialist Salary By Location

While an Administrative Specialist can average a salary of $44,816 per year, or $21.55 per hour, there are many opportunities for Administrative Specialists to make more. For example, in Palo Alto, CA you might make $72,387 per year. Other high-paying locations include New Brunswick, NJ, Washington, DC and Albany, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Palo Alto, CA where the average starting salary is $38,000. The highest paying states for Administrative Specialists include Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Kansas, Kentucky, and Missouri offer the lowest salaries.

Average Administrative Specialist Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an Administrative Specialist, being employed by a company such as National Instruments or HSBC North America Holdings would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Trimble and Valero Energy also report highly competitive salaries for Administrative Specialists.

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Average Administrative Specialist Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Administrative Specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Technology, Finance, and Government companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Administrative Specialists. For example, Administrative Specialists make a whopping average salary of $48,371 while working for Technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $46,977 at Finance companies and $44,459 at Government companies. But Administrative Specialists may want to avoid working in the Health Care industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $43,538.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$48,371
$48k
Finance
Finance
$46,977
$47k
Government
Government
$44,459
$44k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$43,854
$44k
Health Care
Health Care
$43,538
$44k

Administrative Specialist Salary History

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Administrative Specialist Salary By Experience Level

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.

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$27,131
$27,131
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06/26/2020
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$39,632
$39,632
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Peace Health
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$39,632
$39,632
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06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$22,625
$22,625
06/25/2020
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Cobb County Police Department
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06/24/2020
$25,712
$25,712
06/24/2020
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$50,000
$50,000
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$41,834
$41,834
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