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Administrative Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages and directs administrative support for a company or organization, or manages the business office at a smaller company. Directs clerical and administrative staff, manages supply orders and budgets, monitors company contracts or procedures, or directs equipment and office space use and maintenance.

Job Outlook

There were 1438 Administrative Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 46957 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Administrative Manager industry, which includes the Administrative Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Administrative Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $76,031.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,470.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Administrative Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $47,282.

Education and Experience

Posted Administrative Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree40%
Master's Degree32%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other19%

Posted Administrative Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years23%
3 to 5 years40%
6 to 8 years19%
9+ years18%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Administrative Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (46%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
  • Planning (28%)
  • Organizational Skills (23%)
  • Microsoft Excel (22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Budgeting (30%)
  • Office Management (22%)
  • Staff Management (17%)
  • Strategic Planning (8%)
  • Business Administration (7%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Accounting (17%)
  • Customer Billing (16%)
  • Scheduling (16%)
  • Project Management (16%)
  • Customer Service (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Financial Management (4%)
  • Business Operations (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Administrative Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Business Office Manager
  • Administrator
  • Administrative Officer
  • Associate Director

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Administrative Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Anthem Blue Cross (1165)
  • Target (1113)
  • Humana (1035)
  • KPMG (509)
  • USAA (454)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (58)
  • Wells Fargo (41)
  • Microsoft Corporation (27)
  • Iqvia (24)
  • State North Carolina (22)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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