Most administrators list "customer service," "data entry," and "troubleshoot" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important administrator responsibilities here:
See the full list of administrator skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an administrator. We found that 56.2% of administrators have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 12.0% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most administrators have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven administrators were not college graduates.
Those administrators who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or accounting degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for administrators include psychology degrees or nursing degrees.
Once you're ready to become an administrator, you should explore the companies that typically hire administrators. According to administrator resumes that we searched through, administrators are hired the most by Old Dominion Freight Line, Deloitte, and Organon. Currently, Old Dominion Freight Line has 484 administrator job openings, while there are 157 at Deloitte and 71 at Organon.
Since salary is important to some administrators, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Apple, Western Digital, and Bunge. If you were to take a closer look at Apple, you'd find that the average administrator salary is $133,400. Then at Western Digital, administrators receive an average salary of $129,698, while the salary at Bunge is $128,562.
View more details on administrator salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire administrators from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include IBM, Robert Half, and State Street.
For the most part, administrators make their living in the technology and transportation industries. Administrators tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $78,798. The administrator annual salary in the finance and technology industries generally make $78,557 and $77,128 respectively. Additionally, administrators who work in the manufacturing industry make 49.9% more than administrators in the professional Industry.