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Top Paying Admin Careers

Top Paying Admin Careers


Are you looking for a higher salary? Explore some of the top paying administrative positions in the field. Depending on your level of education, you could enter any number of exciting and fulfilling admin positions.

The national median salary for today’s Administrative Assistant is $30,004. Further, Medical Secretaries earn $27,786; Legal Secretaries earn $40,917. By furthering and expanding your education, you could move up more quickly and readily to one of these higher paying positions…

Administrative Professionals:

Administrative Associate – $30, 551
Administrative/Office Manager -$34, 553
Administrative Coordinator – $34, 624
Executive Secretary – $35, 029
Office Administrator -$35, 388
Sr. Administrative Assistant – $39, 224
Executive Assistant – $42, 342
Senior Executive Assistant – $50, 825

Suggested degree paths: Office Administration, Office Skills


Administrative/Office Manager -$34, 553
Office Manager – $36, 255
First-Line Supervisor/ Manager of Office and Administrative Support Workers – $40, 643
Project Coordinator (General) – $40, 699

Suggested degree paths: Office Administration, Project Management, Business Administration, Management

Human Resources and Marketing:

Human Resources (HR) Assistant – $31, 805
Human Resources (HR) Manager -$56, 282

Marketing Coordinator -$37, 089

Suggested degree paths: Human Resources, Marketing, Organizational Psychology and Development, Psychology

Legal and Medical Field:

Paralegal/ Legal Assistant -$36,864
Office Manager, Law Firm – $44,472
Attorney / Lawyer – $81,693

Office Manager, Medical Office -$36,502
Medical Transcriptionist – $29,932
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – $36,463

Suggested degree paths: Health or Medical Office Administration, Healthcare Management, Medical Assisting, Medial Insurance Billing and Coding, Nursing, Paralegal, Legal Studies

These salary increases range from +1.8% to +87.6%

Salary figures calculated though PayScale and reflect the national median.

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