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Administration Manager

Find out how to become an administration manager. Get information on expected salary, job options, essential skills and qualifications.

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The current average salary of an Administration Manager is $60,500 - 79,000 annually


What does an administration manager do?

Administration managers do a range of clerical and administrative tasks that help in the day to day functioning of any organisation. There will be 212,000 job openings over the next five years due to an ongoing need for reliable administration managers across all sectors.

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What skills do you need to be an administration manager? 

Administration managers perform a vital support role by organising schedules, communicating on behalf of executives, maintaining records and performing clerical duties.

  • Accuracy in preparing data and adept at using computer software
  • Attention to detail to prepare documentation and follow instructions
  • Methodical, organised, ability to prioritise work and be discreet
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Ability to anticipate needs and take initiative
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Administration manager facts

Women (85.4%) take up most of the administration managers’ jobs. This role will grow strongly over the next 5 years from 251,800 jobs in 2017 to 274,000 by 2022.

  • Average Hours Worked
    35.6 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration; education and training, and health care and social assistance
  • Average qualification level
    19.5% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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