Administrative Staff Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$67,000
$39,000
$67,000
$112,000
Did you know that the average administrative staff makes $67,262 per year? That's valued at $32.34 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $40,000 and $113,000, meaning administrative staff have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most administrative staff find a job with professional and government companies, while others work for telecommunication, technology, and automotive companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey are the top states in the U.S. to pay administrative staff the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Brick, NJ
$82,878
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Map of Administrative Staff Salaries

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

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Average Administrative Staff Salary By Location

While an administrative staff can average a salary of $67,262 per year, or $32.34 per hour, there are many opportunities for administrative staff to make more. For example, in Santa Clara, CA you might make $90,517 per year. Other high-paying locations include Brick, NJ, New York, NY and Rockville, MD. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Santa Clara, CA where the average starting salary is $47,000. The highest paying states for administrative staff include Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Mississippi, Hawaii, and Arizona offer the lowest salaries.

Average Administrative Staff Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an administrative staff, working for Cravath, Swaine & Moore or Qualcomm might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Nvidia and LifePoint Health report highly competitive salaries for administrative staff.

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Average Administrative Staff Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, administrative staff salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that telecommunication, technology, and automotive companies tend to offer much higher salaries for administrative staff. For example, administrative staff make a whopping average salary of $82,778 while working for telecommunication companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $72,012 at technology companies and $64,601 at automotive companies. But administrative staff may want to avoid working in the health care industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $62,520.

Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$82,778
$83k
Technology
Technology
$72,012
$72k
Automotive
Automotive
$64,601
$65k
Transportation
Transportation
$64,144
$64k
Retail
Retail
$63,769
$64k
Professional
Professional
$63,615
$64k
Health Care
Health Care
$62,520
$63k

Administrative Staff Salary History

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Administrative Staff Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an administrative staff 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.

Recently Added Administrative Staff Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
City of Detroit
City of Detroit
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
10/30/2019
10/30/2019
$49,982
$49,982
10/30/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
10/26/2019
10/26/2019
$85,810
$85,810
10/26/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
10/26/2019
10/26/2019
$66,250
$66,250
10/26/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
09/27/2019
09/27/2019
$64,808
$64,808
09/27/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
09/26/2019
09/26/2019
$41,740
$41,740
09/26/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
09/25/2019
09/25/2019
$62,737
$62,737
09/25/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
09/25/2019
09/25/2019
$74,596
$74,596
09/25/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
09/20/2019
09/20/2019
$74,596
$74,596
09/20/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
09/10/2019
09/10/2019
$109,755
$109,755
09/10/2019
Administrative Staff
Administrative Staff
08/26/2019
08/26/2019
$69,016
$69,016
08/26/2019