Administrator Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 100,374 Administrator resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing an Administrator Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Bed Facility, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write an Administrator Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Administrator CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand administrator skills. Below we have listed the top skills for an administrator : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for an Administrator
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 100,374 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for an administrator job required by employers is 3.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average administrator job listing asks for 3.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average administrator candidate have?
The average administrator resume contains 6.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your administrator skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from administrator resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Computer Technician (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Administrator
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
  • Provide end-user support as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Provided user-end support as well as troubleshooting for various problems such as email and/or printer setup.
  • Assist customers with installing their ADSL software drivers, modem and routers.
  • Perform desktop-based detection of viruses to counter/eliminate/control.
  • Administered the usage and access to ClearCase source control database.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Administrator
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Education
  • Act as a production support and upgrade DBA, maintained 36 SQL Servers including production, test and development servers.
  • Run IIS scanner on machines and lock down to DISA standards.
  • Installed, administered, and implemented SQL Server 7.0 on a Windows NT Server.
  • Provided SQL Backups for entire landscape as Full, Differential & Transactional logs.
  • Deployed Avamar Virtual Edition 6.0 and configured agent-based and VM-image backups on behalf of EMC BRS group.
Program Coordinator

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Administrator
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Social Work
  • Collaborated with FDC providers to evaluate children's and communicated progress to parents.
  • Presented at NMAH's Tuesday Colloquium: "We Want Diversity!"
  • Overlook and manage three employees as well as training, observing, and educating new employees on their schedule/position.
  • Assisted in the recruitment of teens.
  • Manged staff and all finical payments made to the daycare.
Account Coordinator

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Administrator
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Marketing
  • Handle all calls and emails related to service, product and billing needs/questions/problems.
  • Managed CMS email platform, distributing organizational information to over 130,000 members.
  • Developed external marketing materials and assisted in sale efforts and ensure targeted ROI.
  • Acquire tax transcripts for clients via a third party vendor.
  • Completed tasks for company statistics and created PowerPoint charts for company workshops.
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As an administrator, you may be curious how your education stacks up against other applicants. As long as you have a bachelor's degree, you're in the majority. Our research showed that most Administrators have a 4-year degree as the highest education level.
Overwhelmingly, those applying to administrator positions majored in Business. Some of the other common majors that appear on administrator resumes include Accounting, Nursing, and Health Care Administration.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Administrator Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Administrators. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Administrators to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%