Average Senior Administrator Salary
$98,000 yearly
$47.39 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$76,000
10 %
$98,000
Median
$127,000
90 %
What Is The Average Senior Administrator Salary?
The average senior administrator salary is $98,580 per year, or $47.39 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $76,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $127,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Connecticut, California, Utah, New Jersey, and Washington provide the highest senior administrator salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$127,000
$10,583
$61
75th Percentile
$112,000
$9,333
$54
Average
$98,580
$8,215
$47
25th Percentile
$86,000
$7,167
$41
10th Percentile
$76,000
$6,333
$37

Average Senior Administrator Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Senior Administrator average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$97,918
$47.08
Alaska
$76,713
$36.88
Arizona
$91,968
$44.22
Arkansas
$69,580
$33.45
California
$109,226
$52.51
Colorado
$88,243
$42.42
Connecticut
$119,322
$57.37
Delaware
$92,019
$44.24
District of Columbia
$100,983
$48.55
Florida
$88,313
$42.46
Georgia
$93,098
$44.76
Hawaii
$71,455
$34.35
Idaho
$89,456
$43.01
Illinois
$82,976
$39.89
Indiana
$88,356
$42.48
Iowa
$91,956
$44.21
Kansas
$74,209
$35.68
Kentucky
$69,764
$33.54
Louisiana
$73,815
$35.49
Maine
$91,503
$43.99
Maryland
$102,674
$49.36
Massachusetts
$104,575
$50.28
Michigan
$84,950
$40.84
Minnesota
$81,155
$39.02
Mississippi
$84,266
$40.51
Missouri
$84,554
$40.65
Montana
$73,394
$35.29
Nebraska
$92,516
$44.48
Nevada
$87,627
$42.13
New Hampshire
$100,373
$48.26
New Jersey
$105,995
$50.96
New Mexico
$85,641
$41.17
New York
$99,804
$47.98
North Carolina
$89,270
$42.92
North Dakota
$81,585
$39.22
Ohio
$89,871
$43.21
Oklahoma
$84,547
$40.65
Oregon
$97,031
$46.65
Pennsylvania
$88,726
$42.66
Rhode Island
$101,045
$48.58
South Carolina
$99,747
$47.96
South Dakota
$82,977
$39.89
Tennessee
$102,457
$49.26
Texas
$97,332
$46.79
Utah
$107,685
$51.77
Vermont
$94,436
$45.40
Virginia
$97,649
$46.95
Washington
$105,470
$50.71
West Virginia
$76,412
$36.74
Wisconsin
$82,360
$39.60
Wyoming
$69,517
$33.42

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Highest Paying Cities For Senior Administrator

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$117,091
$56.29
Seattle, WA
$106,962
$51.42
Jersey City, NJ
$106,172
$51.04
Washington, DC
$100,994
$48.55
New York, NY
$100,200
$48.17
Reston, VA
$98,210
$47.22

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Average Senior Administrator Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $98,600
    $47.39
    +1.2%
    2020
    $97,400
    $46.85
    +1.7%
    2019
    $95,800
    $46.04
    +2.4%
    2018
    $93,500
    $44.95
    +2.6%
    2017
    $91,100
    $43.78
    +2.4%

    How Much Do Senior Administrators Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, senior administrator salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that pharmaceutical, health care, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for senior administrators. For example, senior administrators make a whopping average salary of $112,995 while working for pharmaceutical companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $108,775 at health care companies and $108,063 at manufacturing companies. But senior administrators may want to avoid working in the technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $98,122.
    RankIndustryAverage Senior Administrator SalarySenior Administrator Salary Range
    1
    Pharmaceutical
    $112,995
    $86k
    $119k
    2
    Health Care
    $108,775
    $86k
    $119k
    3
    Manufacturing
    $108,063
    $86k
    $119k
    4
    Finance
    $103,802
    $86k
    $119k
    5
    Insurance
    $103,269
    $86k
    $119k
    6
    Telecommunication
    $100,536
    $86k
    $119k

    High Paying Senior Administrator Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Lead Database Administrator

    Avg. salary: $110,400

    A lead database administrator or DBA serves as a primary technologist in an organization or company. Lead database administrators are technical experts in terms of database and middleware technology design, tuning, configuration, troubleshooting, and building. They use specialized software for data storage and organization. Their role may also include database migration, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and data recovery. Among the necessary skills for this job include problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication.
    48,054 Lead Database 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
    Systems Administrator Lead

    Avg. salary: $82,113

    A systems administrator lead is responsible for planning, designing, and implementing procedures for critical enterprise systems. Typical duties of systems administrators include managing the day-to-day operations of a company's computer and network systems, developing new application and system implementation plans, and establishing guidelines for installing and managing the organization's computer operating systems. In addition, you are expected to ensure the security of computer systems by preventing unauthorized use, user abuse, and acts of nature.
    106,117 Systems Administrator Lead Jobs
    Database Administrator

    Avg. salary: $74,168

    Database administrators use specially designed software to keep, organize, restore, and secure data for businesses, employees, and customers from unauthorized people or unwanted users. They search for potential security risks or issues and proactively correct or find appropriate solutions. They are highly trained tech experts who work full-time for establishments that give computer design services or in industries that have huge databases, such as educational academies, institutions, and insurance firms. It is their responsibility to closely monitor the database system to ensure efficiency and functionality. They work jointly with information systems managers to customize database solutions based on corporate needs. They also coordinate the systems that data analysts use for translating numbers into strategic business plans.
    46,698 Database Administrator Jobs
    Business Administrator

    Avg. salary: $71,685

    A business administrator is responsible for monitoring the efficiency of daily business functions, ensuring the timely submission of project deliverables, and supervising project management procedures. Business administrators coordinate with existing and potential clients for business offers and updates, negotiating contracts, and identifying business opportunities from the market trends to generate more revenues and increase profitability. They work closely with other department heads to meet clients' demands and public interests, as well as hiring and training new staff to maximize the company's productivity and boost best efforts.
    73,352 Business Administrator Jobs
    Data Administrator

    Avg. salary: $74,517

    As a data administrator, they support the marketing, sales, finance, and operations departments by providing accurate, complete, and current data to the customer, product, inventory, and vendor. It is the data administrator's responsibility to implement and execute data mining projects and makes reports to provide understanding into sales, marketing, and purchasing opportunities and business trends. The role would also include updating information to the company's database and official company website. Moreover, they also do reports about data analysis, forecasting, and other research activities that lead to decision making.
    101,468 Data Administrator Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Senior Administrators The Most?

    To earn a high income as a senior administrator, working for Bio-Rad Laboratories or Varian Medical Systems might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like VMware and Becton, Dickinson and Company report highly competitive wages for senior administrators.
    Company

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    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Randstad Us
    SR. Administrator
    SR. Administrator
    Secaucus, NJ
    08/20/2021
    $41,740
    08/20/2021
    Robert Half
    Senior Administrator
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    San Diego, CA
    07/11/2021
    $43,827
    07/11/2021
    Robert Half
    Senior Administrator
    Senior Administrator
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    01/15/2021
    $35,479
    01/15/2021
    Carolina Motor Club, Inc.
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    Charlotte, NC
    12/15/2020
    $100,000
    12/15/2020
    Microland Limited
    Senior Administrator-Wintel
    Senior Administrator-Wintel
    Pleasanton, CA
    11/24/2020
    $110,000
    11/24/2020
    City National Bank
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    Los Angeles, CA
    10/06/2020
    $142,667
    10/06/2020
    City National Bank
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    California
    09/30/2020
    $142,667
    09/30/2020
    Randstad
    Senior Administrator
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    Miami, FL
    09/16/2020
    $58,436
    09/16/2020
    City National Bank
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    Los Angeles, CA
    09/16/2020
    $125,000
    09/16/2020
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    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    Salesforce Senior Administrator
    California
    09/14/2020
    $125,000
    09/14/2020

    Average Senior Administrator Salary by Demographic

    Senior Administrator Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $99,570
    female-income
    Female Income
    $92,709
    Median Senior Administrator Income by Race
    Asian senior administrators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american senior administrators have the lowest average salary at $88,509.
    $109,000
    $105,000
    $101,000
    $97,000
    $93,000
    $89,000
    $85,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$97,951
    White$95,322
    Black or African American$88,509
    Asian$105,122
    Hispanic or Latino$93,793
    Average Senior Administrator Salary by Education Level
    Senior administrators with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $111,123 annually. With a Bachelors degree, senior administrators earn a median annual income of $99,570 compared to $93,662 for senior administrators with an Associate degree.
    $113,000
    $109,000
    $105,000
    $101,000
    $97,000
    $93,000
    $89,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$92,306
    Master's Degree$111,123
    Bachelor's Degree$99,570
    Some College/ Associate Degree$93,662