Office Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$34,000
$24,000
$34,000
$49,000
Office administrators in the United States make an average salary of $34,945 per year or $16.8 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $49,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, real estate, and health care companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. West Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, Nevada, and Washington provide the highest office administrator salaries.
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Map of Office Administrator Salaries

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

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Average Office Administrator Salary By Location

While an office administrator can average a salary of $34,945 per year, or $16.8 per hour, there are many opportunities for office administrators to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $47,581 per year. Other high-paying locations include Morgantown, WV, Seattle, WA and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $24,000. The highest paying states for office administrators include West Virginia, Delaware and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Georgia offer the lowest salaries.

Average Office Administrator Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an office administrator, working for UnitedHealth Group or Community Surgical Supply might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Entercom Communications and Shepley Bulfinch Richardson Abbott Architects report highly competitive salaries for office administrators.

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Average Office Administrator Pay By Industry

The salary for an office administrator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for office administrators tend to be found in technology, real estate, and health care companies. In fact, office administrators can make a yearly salary of $40,371 while working for technology companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$40,371
$40k
Real Estate
Real Estate
$37,571
$38k
Health Care
Health Care
$35,389
$35k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$35,240
$35k
Professional
Professional
$34,532
$35k
Construction
Construction
$34,038
$34k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$33,836
$34k
Finance
Finance
$33,634
$34k
Retail
Retail
$33,208
$33k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$32,593
$33k

Office Administrator Salary History

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Office Administrator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an office 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.

Recently Added Office Administrator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Essential Personnel, Inc.
Essential Personnel, Inc.
Office Admin
Office Admin
Office Admin
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$27,131
$27,131
07/30/2020
United States Courts
United States Courts
Divisional Office Coordinator (Deputy In Charge)
Divisional Office Coordinator (Deputy In Charge)
Divisional Office Coordinator (Deputy In Charge)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$62,466
$62,466
07/30/2020
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Admin Asst IV-Maintenance Office Administrator
Admin Asst IV-Maintenance Office Administrator
Admin Asst IV-Maintenance Office Administrator
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$37,062
$37,062
07/30/2020
Star Staffing
Star Staffing
Office Administrator
Office Administrator
Office Administrator
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$37,566
$37,566
07/29/2020
SY: Activities/Office Coordinator at Santa FE High School
SY: Activities/Office Coordinator at Santa FE High School
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$25,290
$25,290
07/29/2020
Smarttalent
Smarttalent
Office Administrator
Office Administrator
Office Administrator
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$35,479
$35,479
07/29/2020
Office Administrator
Office Administrator
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$28,175
$28,175
07/29/2020
Opti Staffing Group
Opti Staffing Group
Office Coordinator-Bookkeeper
Office Coordinator-Bookkeeper
Office Coordinator-Bookkeeper
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$39,653
$39,653
07/29/2020
Randstad
Randstad
Flexible Office Admin
Flexible Office Admin
Flexible Office Admin
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$37,500
$37,500
07/28/2020
State of Nebraska
State of Nebraska
Legislative Coordinator-Central Office
Legislative Coordinator-Central Office
Legislative Coordinator-Central Office
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln, NE
07/25/2020
07/25/2020
$50,651
$50,651
07/25/2020