Average Administrator Salary
$70,000 yearly
$33.98 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$46,000
10 %
$70,000
Median
$106,000
90 %
What Is The Average Administrator Salary?
The average administrator salary is $70,682 per year, or $33.98 per hour, in the United States. The range surrounding that average can vary between $46,000 and $106,000, meaning administrators have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most administrators find a job with health care and technology companies, while others work for manufacturing, health care, and technology companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, New Jersey and Maryland are the top states in the U.S. to pay administrators the highest salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$106,000
$8,833
$51
75th Percentile
$87,000
$7,250
$42
Average
$70,682
$5,890
$34
25th Percentile
$56,000
$4,667
$27
10th Percentile
$46,000
$3,833
$22

Average Administrator Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Administrator average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$50,226
$24.15
Alaska
$109,503
$52.65
Arizona
$64,441
$30.98
Arkansas
$51,425
$24.72
California
$68,976
$33.16
Colorado
$59,048
$28.39
Connecticut
$78,688
$37.83
Delaware
$62,941
$30.26
District of Columbia
$78,824
$37.90
Florida
$57,857
$27.82
Georgia
$61,939
$29.78
Hawaii
$66,648
$32.04
Idaho
$54,471
$26.19
Illinois
$65,285
$31.39
Indiana
$55,659
$26.76
Iowa
$55,186
$26.53
Kansas
$53,764
$25.85
Kentucky
$43,729
$21.02
Louisiana
$52,452
$25.22
Maine
$63,558
$30.56
Maryland
$79,485
$38.21
Massachusetts
$73,715
$35.44
Michigan
$61,162
$29.40
Minnesota
$63,282
$30.42
Mississippi
$57,979
$27.87
Missouri
$63,278
$30.42
Montana
$64,434
$30.98
Nebraska
$50,637
$24.34
Nevada
$66,548
$31.99
New Hampshire
$71,140
$34.20
New Jersey
$80,750
$38.82
New Mexico
$50,439
$24.25
New York
$71,165
$34.21
North Carolina
$63,571
$30.56
North Dakota
$64,051
$30.79
Ohio
$62,199
$29.90
Oklahoma
$51,745
$24.88
Oregon
$64,185
$30.86
Pennsylvania
$63,886
$30.71
Rhode Island
$62,359
$29.98
South Carolina
$52,006
$25.00
South Dakota
$44,425
$21.36
Tennessee
$55,292
$26.58
Texas
$66,771
$32.10
Utah
$56,869
$27.34
Vermont
$67,994
$32.69
Virginia
$73,444
$35.31
Washington
$65,646
$31.56
West Virginia
$64,818
$31.16
Wisconsin
$57,232
$27.52
Wyoming
$43,792
$21.05

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Highest Paying Cities For Administrator

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
East Brunswick, NJ
$80,722
$38.81
Baltimore, MD
$79,879
$38.40
Washington, DC
$78,887
$37.93
McLean, VA
$76,035
$36.56
Boston, MA
$73,590
$35.38
San Francisco, CA
$72,119
$34.67

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Average Administrator Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $70,700
    $33.98
    +1.2%
    2020
    $69,900
    $33.59
    +1.7%
    2019
    $68,700
    $33.01
    +2.4%
    2018
    $67,000
    $32.23
    +2.6%
    2017
    $65,300
    $31.39
    +2.4%

    How Much Do Administrators Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, administrator salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, health care, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for administrators. For example, administrators make a whopping average salary of $74,524 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $72,199 at health care companies and $71,391 at technology companies. But administrators may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $67,450.
    RankIndustryAverage Administrator SalaryAdministrator Salary Range
    1
    Manufacturing
    $74,524
    $55k
    $87k
    2
    Health Care
    $72,199
    $55k
    $87k
    3
    Technology
    $71,391
    $55k
    $87k
    4
    Government
    $71,046
    $55k
    $87k
    5
    Retail
    $67,450
    $55k
    $87k

    High Paying Administrator Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Network/Server Administrator

    Avg. salary: $72,200

    A Network Administrator ensures an organizations' network is operational and up to date. They solve problems that arise within computer networks, maintaining computer networks, interacting with clients, and consulting with them to determine their system requirements.
    144,701 Network/Server Administrator Jobs
    Windows System Administrator

    Avg. salary: $74,241

    A Windows System Administrator maintains the systems and servers of a Windows operating system. They evaluate and modify the system's performance.
    72,431 Windows System Administrator Jobs
    Nursing Home Administrator

    Avg. salary: $69,735

    A nursing home administrator is responsible for managing and running a nursing home facility and supervising staff. Your typical duties will include managing the budget and making critical decisions, overseeing the recruitment, training, and dismissal of staff members, conducting employee performance reviews, and communicating with prospective and existing residents and their families. Additionally, you are expected to advocate for nursing home residents, develop rules, procedures, and policies for the facility, and oversee residents' billings for services. As a nursing home administrator, you are also responsible for conducting safety training for all staff.
    108,882 Nursing Home Administrator Jobs
    Facilities Administrator

    Avg. salary: $67,799

    A facilities administrator is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of facilities, as well as the stability and efficiency of equipment and machinery to support business functions and operations. Facilities administrators monitor the adequacy of inventories and call for repairs for maintenance. They also ensure that the structures and conditions of the facilities follow the safety standards and regulations to prevent possible hazards and ensure the safety of the employees. A facilities administrator write incident reports, supervise facility projects, and report any damages to the management.
    52,939 Facilities Administrator Jobs
    Department Administrator

    Avg. salary: $51,708

    Department administrators are professionals who are responsible for performing administrative and clerical tasks for a specific department within an organization. These administrators are required to prepare financial statements for clients while evaluating revisions through feedback with stakeholders. They must work with the human resources department to recruit and identify workers for retraining and skill upgrades. Department administrators must also develop and streamline departmental policies and processes so that they can ensure efficiency, productivity, and accountability.
    67,599 Department Administrator Jobs
    Sharepoint Administrator

    Avg. salary: $80,348

    Sharepoint Administrators are responsible for providing support and management of the Sharepoint platform to companies. They are responsible for managing sites and accounts, including site configuration, custom features deployment, bandwidth monitoring, managing space, and maintaining backups. They also conduct service management, which entails ensuring server speed, updates, patches installed, proper functioning of remote access, and data security. They manage employee training processes, including conducting orientation and new feature updates, producing training documents, organizing individual sessions for answering queries. Sharepoint Administrators also provide troubleshooting support from small issues such as changing settings to bigger ones requiring working with Sharepoint Developer in amending changes on the platform.
    46,283 Sharepoint Administrator Jobs

    Administrator Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an administrator 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.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $37,100
    $17.83
    Mid Level
    $63,800
    $30.69
    Senior Level
    $116,000
    $56.00

    Which Companies Pay Administrators The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Analysts and Indecon Solutions as they offer the highest salaries for administrators.
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    How would you rate the starting salaries for Administrators, as well as the prospects for salary advancement?

    Dr. Richard Huff Ph.D.

    Assistant professor, assistant chair, Virginia Commonwealth University

    While MPA students are not drawn to public service by high salaries, it is reasonable to expect remuneration, which respects their credentials and experience. Many students are mid-level careerists and are likely to remain in their jobs where an advanced degree may improve their opportunities for advancement, and others may be looking for a career change. Also, a cohort of students moving from undergraduate to graduate degrees with internships is common.

    These groups likely present varying degrees of salary requirements and qualifications. In the federal service, an MPA qualifies as one at the GS-9 entry-level. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publishes salary tables at Link The beginning salary varies by location from $53K to $61K, with the higher amount near large metropolitan areas. Higher salaries are common in overseas areas. Progression is based on performance with opportunities to achieve salaries of $150K and over at the executive levels. Overall, beginning salaries for the MPA considering nonprofits and government agencies is estimated at $53K.
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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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    $60,800
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    Average Administrator Salary by Demographic

    Administrator Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $72,617
    female-income
    Female Income
    $66,700
    Median Administrator Income by Race
    Asian administrators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american administrators have the lowest average salary at $63,106.
    $79,000
    $76,000
    $73,000
    $70,000
    $67,000
    $64,000
    $61,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$71,198
    White$68,929
    Black or African American$63,106
    Asian$77,444
    Hispanic or Latino$67,616
    Average Administrator Salary by Education Level
    Administrators with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $82,753 annually. With a Bachelors degree, administrators earn a median annual income of $72,617 compared to $67,517 for administrators with an Associate degree.
    $87,000
    $83,000
    $79,000
    $75,000
    $71,000
    $67,000
    $63,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$66,356
    Master's Degree$82,753
    Bachelor's Degree$72,617
    Some College/ Associate Degree$67,517