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Which Fields Have the Highest Paying Administrative Jobs?

Which Fields Have the Highest Paying Administrative Jobs
Written by Jessie Liu

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, administrative assistant jobs are projected to grow by 13.2 percent by 2022. This ever-changing job title comes with a variety of duties and levels of responsibility, depending on the employer. Administrative professionals are reportedly assuming more managerial tasks across the board, requiring more skills and knowledge than ever before.

Fields that employ administrators are far-ranging—if you’re looking for work in the field, you have many options to consider. Salaries vary depending on the type of administration, experience, and education level. Let’s take a look at some of the most lucrative fields.

Real Estate Administrator

Administration in the real estate field may include recruiting, training and hiring of personnel. Management of the client database, generating leads, and doing follow-ups can also be part of the job description. Real estate administration duties can also include financial responsibilities: making budgets, paying bills, and handling bank accounts.

Working as a real estate administrator pays an average of $46,000 per year, depending on your location and size of the agency.

Legal Administrative Assistant

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that administrative support in the legal industry offers among the highest pay—and that can include overtime. While the average annual earnings are $48,000, the amount often increases due to bonuses and profit sharing. In addition, medical and dental coverage are frequently provided.

You’ll need to have knowledge of legal terms and principles (as well as the ability to write correspondence and draft documents using these terms) to be competitive in this niche.

Business Administrator

Business administrators work in many fields and industries: sales, retail, hospitality, and management operations are a few. Among other duties, a business administrator may oversee a company’s budget and finances and analyze sales reports.

Those with associate degrees may earn from $25,000 to $50,000 annually; a bachelor’s degree can bump the annual average salary up to around $88,000.

Academic Administrator

This support job for teaching departments handles administrative duties along with tasks like resource planning, scheduling, logistics, and project management. The average salary of an academic administrator is around $90,000 for elementary and secondary schools.

Database Administrator

This type of administrator organizes and stores data on special programs, such as  shipping records for customers or financial information for institutions. To be a database administrator, you must be able to install, upgrade, configure, and maintain an organization’s databases. The average annual pay of a database administrator is $78,500 per year.

Financial Administrator

Financial administrators, who carry responsibility for budget information, accounts receivable and payable, and the preparation of financial reports, can work for a large number of different companies: from banks to schools and retail companies. Salary is dependent on the type and size of the company and the duties required.

The average salary for this position is around $46,000, but may range between $32,000 and $66,000.

When looking for a job, there are many things to consider, such as different fields of employment for which you may be qualified, particularly if you are pursuing a career as an administrator. TheJobNetwork can do your job searching for you by sending you alerts when a job matching your qualifications and interests comes up. The advantage of doing this type of job search is that you are notified right away when appropriate jobs arise, instead of having to perform the search yourself. Once you enter your job interests and qualifications, you can be alerted or you can perform searches yourself to find the perfect job for you.


About the author

Jessie Liu

Jessie Liu is a digital marketer, specializing in SEO, Digital Analytics, Content Marketing and Social Media. She helps lead TheJobNetwork’s content marketing efforts, including content strategy and promotion strategy. She believes in data-driven decision making. She recently adopted a Beagle mix puppy named Happy. Feel free to tweet her @jessiecliu for pictures of her adorable new puppy or just any marketing related stuff.