How to Hire an Administrative Manager

Does your growing business need an Administrative Manager? An Administrative Manager works to improve your office’s efficiency and productivity.

Here are some tips to help you find great Administrative Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $19.16 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$74.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Administrative Manager?

Hiring an Administrative Manager can be invaluable to your business. Having a manager in place to oversee daily interactions with employees and customers will ensure a positive customer experience. Also, an Administrative Manager relieves upper management from administrative tasks and allows them more time to focus on higher level initiatives.

A qualified Administrative Manager can:

• Oversee employee output
• Provide support for all administrative employees
• Be point of contact between the administration and senior management

Skills to look for in a great Administrative Manager

A great Administrative Manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Experience training employees
• Time management and leadership skills
• Track record training new employees
• Computer skills
• Management experience
• Familiarity with accounting

Writing an Administrative Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified Administrative Manager candidates. An Administrative Manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Administrative Manager jobs, such as:

• Senior Administrative Manager
• Office Manager
• Office Coordinator

Interviewing Administrative Manager candidates

Strong candidates for Administrative Manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Describe their management style
• How do they handle with employee conflict
• How do they structure their workday efficiently

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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