Also known as Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Director, Administrative Manager, Administrative Officer, Administrator, Business Administrator, Business Manager
Also known as Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Director, Administrative Manager
Administrative Managers plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, and other office support services.
Administrative Managers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Administrative Managers. More generally, Administrative Managers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for an Administrative Manager is $98,890, and the average salary is $108,120. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Administrative Manager salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Administrative Managers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Administrative Managers earn less than $56,080 per year, 25% earn less than $73,650, 75% earn less than $130,930, and 90% earn less than $169,930.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Administrative Managers is expected to change by 8.9%, and there should be roughly 29,200 open positions for Administrative Managers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as an Administrative Manager are usually higher in their Enterprising and Conventional interests.
Administrative Managers typically have very strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Also, Administrative Managers typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as an Administrative Manager tend to value Relationships, Independence, and Recognition.
Most importantly, Administrative Managers very strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Administrative Managers strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Administrative Managers moderately value Recognition. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Administrative Managers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as integrity, dependability, and self-control.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Administrative Managers, ranked by importance:
Administrative Managers often have training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Administrative Managers usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Administrative Managers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, administration and management, or administrative knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Administrative Managers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Administrative Managers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Administrative Managers need abilities such as written comprehension, oral expression, and oral comprehension in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Administrative Managers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Administrative Managers frequently use skills like time management, reading comprehension, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Administrative Managers, ranked by their relative importance.
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