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Office Administrator

Find out how to become an office administrator and work in the administration & business industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Office Administrator is $55,000 - 63,000 annually


What does an office administrator do?

Office administrators perform a wide range of administrative support roles to professionals in a range of occupations. They may have particular project responsibilities. Employment for office administrators to 2019 is expected to fall. Employment in this large organisation fell over the last five years.

Read more about the administration and business industry.

What skills do you need to be an office administrator? 

Office administrators are responsible for the smooth running of a number of administrative and support tasks. Their work supports a range of people in professional roles.

  • Use relevant equipment and software to audio and copy type letters, reports, emails and other documents
  • Take and deal efficiently with enquiries via telephone, email or letter
  • Organise and collate paperwork according to requirements
  • Ensure that filing systems are used accurately and comply with legal requirements
  • Organise resources for meetings and take notes as required
  • Manage budgets, statistical data and office financial systems including petty cash
I believe it compliments my current administration experience. I feel I am now of more value to my employer and it has also improved my resume for any future job opportunities that may arise.
Student Q&A: Jayden Tilley
, Business Faculty Student - Business Administration
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Office administrator quick facts

Working as an office administrator will allow you to make the most of your organisational abilities at the same time as working with technology, obtaining relevant information and communicating.

  • Average Hours Worked
    36.3 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administration & business
  • Average qualification level
    13.8% 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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