How to Hire an Administrator

Does your growing business need an Administrator? An Administrator manages client visits, coordinates calendars and performs day-to-day tasks around the office.

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

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Administrators search for Jobs on Indeed*

826,033

job seekers clicked on administrator jobs

92,117

resumes from job seekers with administrator experience on Indeed

9,608

administrator jobs received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $23.88 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$79.50 hourly
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Common
$7.00
$79.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Administrator?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. Exceptional Administrators can help your business:

• Support and execute plans for all company-wide events
• Manage the inbound/outbound postal needs
• Managing numerous calendars to ensure proper executive needs are met

Skills to look for in a great Administrator

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

• Familiarity with staffing needs (for assisting HR in recruiting)
• Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office
• Managing numerous calendars, inboxes, and task-oriented software
• Friendly demeanor to address visiting clients
• Top-notch organization skills
• Able to assess cross-department needs

Writing an Administrator job description

Finding the right Administrator for your company depends on the job description that is presented. A thoughtful Administrator 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 Administrator jobs, such as:

• Office Administrator
• Office Receptionist
• Receptionist

Interviewing Administrator candidates

Strong candidates for Administrator positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• A familiarity with your company’s specific needs
• How the candidate can manage the demands of several departments
• How well they can manage time and inventory

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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