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Administrative Professionals (Pay) Day: Korn Ferry Computes the Compensation

April 22, 2019

- Firm Analyzes Salary Ranges by U.S. Markets and Roles -

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 22, 2019-- As businesses across the nation prepare to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on April 24, Korn Ferry takes a look at how these professionals are compensated for their work.

Using Korn Ferry’s (NYSE:KFY) Pay Database (the world’s largest) researchers conducted an analysis of compensation for different types of roles within this profession.

The U.S. national average of select administrative professional annual salaries is as follows:

  • Receptionist: $29,120
  • Administrative assistant: $54,080
  • Senior office manager: $75,982

Researchers also analyzed average annual salaries for these administrative professionals in major cities across the United States:

City       Level       Annual Salary
Atlanta                
        Receptionist       $28,246
        Administrative assistant       $53,280
        Senior office manager       $76.358
Boston                
        Receptionist       $34,682
        Administrative assistant       $63,393
        Senior office manager       $89,224
Chicago                
        Receptionist       $32,119
        Administrative assistant       $59,307
        Senior office manager       $83,130
Dallas                
        Receptionist       $28,598
        Administrative assistant       $54,613
        Senior office manager       $79,443
Denver                
        Receptionist       $30,925
        Administrative assistant       $57,067
        Senior office manager       $80,120
Houston                
        Receptionist       $28,625
        Administrative assistant       $55,307
        Senior office manager       $81,173
Los Angeles                
        Receptionist       $32,411
        Administrative assistant       $60,640
        Senior office manager       $86,741
Minneapolis                
        Receptionist       $31,595
        Administrative assistant       $57,920
        Senior office manager       $80,346
New York                
        Receptionist       $34,216
        Administrative assistant       $64,800
        Senior office manager       $93,212
Philadelphia                
        Receptionist       $31,071
        Administrative assistant       $58,080
        Senior office manager       $82,302
San Francisco                
        Receptionist       $37,303
        Administrative assistant       $68,907
        Senior office manager       $96,823
           

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 4 million administrative professionals in the United States in 2018.

“People in these roles have complex responsibilities for keeping businesses organized and on-track,” said Korn Ferry Senior Client Partner Tom McMullen. “The best administrative professionals excel at communication, time management and handling confidential information, and are dependable and reliable. Our analysis shows that as they gain more experience and are given greater responsibilities to assist in making workplaces run smoothly, they are rewarded accordingly.”

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.

Source: Korn Ferry

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