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Updated February 9, 2022
Average Administrative Staff Salary
$80,000 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
$38.93 hourly

Entry level Salary
$63,000 yearly
$63,000
10 %
$80,000
Median
$102,000
90 %
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What is an Administrative Staff's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$102,000$8,500$49
75th Percentile$91,000$7,583$44
Average$80,966$6,747$39
25th Percentile$71,000$5,917$34
10th Percentile$63,000$5,250$30

Average Administrative Staff Salary By State

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Administrative Staff average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$69,382$33.36554
Alaska$93,984$45.18154
Arizona$80,269$38.59971
Arkansas$56,659$27.24341
California$93,515$44.962,700
Colorado$78,851$37.91975
Connecticut$96,833$46.55561
Delaware$78,787$37.88159
District of Columbia$83,153$39.98415
Florida$71,889$34.562,682
Georgia$63,542$30.551,440
Hawaii$80,296$38.60149
Idaho$73,488$35.33285
Illinois$73,002$35.102,009
Indiana$64,121$30.83907
Iowa$65,664$31.57528
Kansas$74,117$35.63373
Kentucky$62,718$30.15451
Louisiana$65,937$31.70449
Maine$77,169$37.10244
Maryland$77,989$37.491,129
Massachusetts$91,173$43.832,220
Michigan$73,278$35.231,112
Minnesota$68,860$33.111,099
Mississippi$76,492$36.77212
Missouri$72,442$34.83820
Montana$60,375$29.03230
Nebraska$76,415$36.74317
Nevada$85,419$41.07384
New Hampshire$79,018$37.99248
New Jersey$82,894$39.851,399
New Mexico$79,310$38.13245
New York$84,585$40.672,915
North Carolina$73,282$35.231,327
North Dakota$74,079$35.6187
Ohio$70,186$33.741,770
Oklahoma$66,845$32.14346
Oregon$90,376$43.45796
Pennsylvania$73,667$35.422,488
Rhode Island$92,643$44.54204
South Carolina$65,423$31.45603
South Dakota$58,507$28.1383
Tennessee$70,894$34.08792
Texas$74,557$35.842,873
Utah$72,014$34.62510
Vermont$97,732$46.99110
Virginia$75,109$36.111,417
Washington$93,895$45.141,350
West Virginia$68,582$32.97178
Wisconsin$73,022$35.11831
Wyoming$80,031$38.4893

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Highest Paying Cities For Administrative Staff

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
San Francisco, CA$97,782$47.01
Hartford, CT$97,135$46.70
Seattle, WA$94,794$45.57
Boston, MA$91,238$43.86
New York, NY$84,652$40.70
Jersey City, NJ$83,245$40.02

How much does an Administrative Staff make?

  • The average Administrative Staff makes $80,966 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for an Administrative Staff is $38.93.
  • The average entry-level Administrative Staff salary is $63,000.
  • Highest paying states for Administrative Staff are Vermont ($97,732), Connecticut ($96,833), Alaska ($97,732) and Washington ($97,732).
  • Highest paying cities for Administrative Staff are Santa Clara, CA ($97,782), Hartford, CT, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA and New York, NY.
  • Administrative Staff on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $63,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $102,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $91,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $71,000
  • Industries with the highest Administrative Staff salaries are Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing.

Average Administrative Staff Salary Over Time

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    Administrative Staff Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$81,000$38.93+3.0%
    2021$78,500$37.76+2.8%
    2020$76,300$36.70+2.8%
    2019$74,200$35.66+2.2%
    2018$72,600$34.89+2.6%

    How Much Do Administrative Staff Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, Administrative Staff salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Transportation, Pharmaceutical, and Manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Administrative Staff. For example, Administrative Staff make a whopping average salary of $88,025 while working for Transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $87,694 at Pharmaceutical companies and $87,640 at Manufacturing companies. But Administrative Staff may want to avoid working in the Education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $74,235.

    Highest Paying Industries For Administrative Staff

    RankIndustryAverage Administrative Staff SalaryAdministrative Staff Salary Range
    1Transportation
    $88,025
    $63k
    $100k
    2Pharmaceutical
    $87,694
    $63k
    $100k
    3Manufacturing
    $87,640
    $63k
    $100k
    4Health Care
    $87,631
    $63k
    $100k
    5Telecommunication
    $87,017
    $63k
    $100k
    6Professional
    $82,318
    $63k
    $100k
    7Education
    $74,235
    $63k
    $100k

    High Paying Administrative Staff Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Administrative Staff Salary
    An Administrative Coordinator oversees the line of communication and schedules within a company, ensuring that every necessary information is delivered and conveyed. An administrative coordinator's responsibilities include responding to inquiries and requests from workforce personnel or client, managing calls and correspondence, maintaining and rotating various forms of documentation, and designing or improving systems that would help the company's operating procedures. Furthermore, it is also essential for an Administrative Coordinator to evaluate the methods and progress, continuity of workflow, and resolve issues as needed within the company.
    Secretary

    Avg. salary: $37,941

    Secretaries are employees who are responsible for many of the administrative needs of the office. They are usually assigned to executives or to a specific department. They manage schedules and appointments, often handling the calendar in the office. They are also responsible for keeping files organized, whether physical or digital copies. During office meetings, secretaries are in charge of documenting the minutes of the meeting and highlighting the action steps that need to be taken. They may also be assigned to check on concerned departments who need to present deliverables in the next office meeting.
    Department Secretary

    Avg. salary: $34,803

    A department secretary is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to a specific department, ensuring smooth operations to maintain high-quality services to the customers and business partners. Department secretaries should have excellent knowledge of office management principles, especially on data processing procedures and customer service processes. They handle the scheduling of meetings and conferences, responding to customers' inquiries and concerns, directing visitors to the appropriate personnel and department, sorting files, and submitting business transactions and financial reports. A department secretary also recommends strategic procedures to generate more revenues and increase the company's profitability.
    Office Administrator

    Avg. salary: $34,978

    Office administrators are employees who ensure that the office is running in tip-top shape. They manage the administrative needs of the office. They answer calls directed to the official company phone, manage the inventory of supplies, take charge or purchase requisitions for needed supplies, and ensure the office equipment and fixtures are taken care of. Office administrators also manage correspondences, official memoranda, and other official company documents. They also keep track of files and records to ensure that these are properly organized. At times, office administrators also take charge of welcoming guests and accompanying them to their respective meetings.
    Administrative Professional

    Avg. salary: $55,736

    An administrative professional specializes in performing administrative support and clerical tasks in a company or office, ensuring accuracy and smooth workflow. Their responsibilities typically revolve around managing schedules, arranging appointments and meetings, producing progress reports and presentations, delegating tasks, and attending meetings on behalf of executives or staff. There are also instances when an administrative assistant must answer calls and correspondence, respond to inquiries and concerns, welcome guests, relay messages, and provide staff with any support tasks or documents.
    Administrative Receptionist

    Avg. salary: $32,755

    An administrative receptionist is responsible for performing administrative tasks, handling visitors' inquiries and concerns, verifying appointments, and leading them to the appropriate personnel and department, as well as handling and routing calls. Administrative receptionists also keep records of the staff meeting and executive conference, including company and promotional events. They receive packages and mail, sort documents, manage office supply inventories, create incident reports, and report suspicious guests within the premises. An administrative receptionist must have excellent communication and customer service skills, especially on resolving and escalating complaints.
    Administrative Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $39,318

    An Administrative Coordinator oversees the line of communication and schedules within a company, ensuring that every necessary information is delivered and conveyed. An administrative coordinator's responsibilities include responding to inquiries and requests from workforce personnel or client, managing calls and correspondence, maintaining and rotating various forms of documentation, and designing or improving systems that would help the company's operating procedures. Furthermore, it is also essential for an Administrative Coordinator to evaluate the methods and progress, continuity of workflow, and resolve issues as needed within the company.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Secretary$37,942$3,162$18.2481,358
    Department Secretary$34,803$2,900$16.7385,736
    Office Administrator$34,979$2,915$16.82134,128
    Administrative Professional$55,737$4,645$26.80100,704
    Administrative Receptionist$32,756$2,730$15.7598,590
    Administrative Coordinator$39,318$3,277$18.9081,853
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    1. NVIDIA Jobs (11)
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    Administrative Staff Salaries By Years Of Experience

    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.

    Administrative Staff Salary By Experience Level

    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$62,000$29.79
    Mid Level$84,400$40.57
    Senior Level$117,000$56.46

    Which Companies Pay Administrative Staff The Most?

    To earn a high income as an Administrative Staff, working for NVIDIA or Raytheon might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like AT&T; and Northrop Grumman report highly competitive wages for Administrative Staff.

    Highest Paying Companies For Administrative Staff

    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Administrative Staff SalaryAverage Salary
    1$142,523
    2$103,736
    3$100,730
    4$100,599
    5
    5.Albertsons
    $99,198
    6$97,328

    And if you're looking for a job, here are the five top employers hiring now:

    1. NVIDIA Jobs (11)
    2. IBM Jobs (5)
    3. Raytheon Jobs (5)
    4. Verizon Communications Jobs (11)
    5. General Mills Jobs (4)

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    Recently Added Administrative Staff Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    ManpowergroupAdministrative AssitantTulsa, OK12/04/2021$33,392
    HB StaffingGeneral Administrative StaffEaston, MD10/26/2021$31,305
    Campbell Union School DistrictAdministrative Staff Secretary-Human Resources, Confidential-DayCampbell, CA10/25/2021$67,200
    TerraconAdministrative Staff IIWheat Ridge, CO10/14/2021$38,610
    HB StaffingGeneral Administrative StaffBaltimore, MD09/30/2021$31,305
    State of North DakotaAdministrative Staff OfficerBismarck, ND08/25/2021$47,184
    Robert HalfAdministrative Staff-SeniorSacramento, CA08/01/2021$72,607
    TerraconAdministrative Staff IIColorado Springs, CO07/10/2021$34,957
    City of DetroitAdministrative Special Services Staff II (Senior Home Repair Program Analyst)Detroit, MI08/14/2020$50,151
    Aluminum Architecture, Inc.Administrative StaffVernon, CA04/15/2020$29,786

    Average Administrative Staff Salary by Demographic

    Administrative Staff Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $83,351
    female-income
    Female Income
    $81,490
    GenderIncome
    Male$83,351
    Female$81,490
    Median Administrative Staff Income by Race
    Asian Administrative Staff have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White Administrative Staff have the lowest average salary at $80,857.
    $85,000
    $68,000
    $51,000
    $34,000
    $17,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Administrative Staff Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$80,857
    Black or African American$82,075
    Asian$84,850
    Hispanic or Latino$82,078
    Average Administrative Staff Salary by Education Level
    Administrative Staff with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $86,310 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Administrative Staff earn a median annual income of $83,985 compared to $81,817 for Administrative Staff with an Associate degree.
    $90,000
    $72,000
    $54,000
    $36,000
    $18,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Administrative Staff Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$81,490
    Master's Degree$86,310
    Bachelor's Degree$83,985
    Some College/ Associate Degree$81,817