Office Administrators


Overview

Office Administrators

Introduction

Office administrators direct and coordinate the work activities of office workers within an office. They supervise office clerks and other workers in their tasks and plan department activities with other supervisory personnel. Administrators often define job duties and develop training programs for new workers. They evaluate the progress of their clerks and work with upper-management officials to ensure that the office staff meets productivity and quality goals. Office administrators often meet with office personnel to discuss job-r...

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Median Salary

$56,620

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers earned median annual salaries of $56,620 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from less than $34,290 to $91,570 or more.

The size and geographic location of the company and the person's individual skills can be key determinants of earnings. Higher wages will be paid to those who work fo...

Work Environment

As is the case with most office workers, office administrators work an average of 35 to 40 hours a week, although overtime is not unusual. Depending on the company, night, weekend, holiday, or shift work may be expected. Most offices are pleasant places to work. The environment is usually well ventilated and well lighted, and the work is not physically strenuous. The administrator's job can be ...

Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of office administrators is projected to grow by 7 percent, faster than the average for all occupations through 2028. Private companies, particularly those with large clerical staffs, such as hospitals, banks, and telecommunications companies, should have numerous openings. The increased use of data processing and other automated equipment a...

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