Demand for highly skilled administrative professionals will remain steady this year, predicts the 2009 Salary Guides from Robert Half International.
While starting salaries for admins are expected to rise 2.6% on average in 2009, employees with specific skills—industry experience, technical aptitude, multilingual abilities and professional certifications—can command even more. For example, for the salaries below, add up to 11% for expert multilingual abilities or Microsoft Business Certification.
Overall, the survey says, a few administrative positions are in hot demand: customer service representative, data-entry specialist and administrative health care.
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Administrative starting salaries, 2009
Position Title Salary % Change
Senior Executive Assistant $41,750-$58,000 2.6%
Senior Office/Facilities Manager $39,250-$53,500 1.4%
Executive Assistant $35,750-$47,250 2.2%
Specialized Assistant - Legal $35,250-$43,500 2.6%
HR Benefits Specialist $34,000-$44,250 2.0%
HR Recruiting Specialist $32,750-$44,000 2.7%
Senior Administrative Assistant $31,750-$41,250 2.1%
Medical Secretary/Admin $30,500-$39,000 4.5%
Human Resources Assistant $28,000-$38,000 1.9%
Marketing Assistant $28,000-$36,000 2.0%
Administrative Assistant $26,750-$35,750 1.6%
Customer Service/ Call Ctr. Rep $22,750-$31,000 3.4%
Data Entry Specialist $22,000-$27,750 3.1%
Source: Office Team 2009 Salary Guide
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