13 High Paying Administrative Jobs to Pursue in 2019

By Robert Half December 19, 2018 at 4:30pm

Administrative professionals are an indispensable part of organizations of all sizes in all industries. And given the tight competition for top talent today, they’re in great demand and have plenty of opportunity to move up to high paying administrative jobs.

According to the 2019 OfficeTeam Salary Guide, many companies are increasing salaries to recruit highly skilled, tech savvy administrative candidates. Following are just 13 of the positions listed in the Guide where administrative professionals can earn top wages.

1. Medical coding manager

Medical coding manager is a critical role in the healthcare administrative field, a sector that will see more employment growth than any other through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. A medical coding manager oversees the coding department, which is responsible for evaluating medical charts, coding data and forwarding necessary documentation to medical billers for processing and payment. According to the Salary Guide, the midpoint starting salary (or median national salary) for a medical coding manager in the U.S. is projected to be $66,250 in 2019.

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2. Facilities manager

A facilities manager oversees facility management tasks and teams of administrators, assisting with everything from event operations to planning an office move. To earn a midpoint salary of $61,750, the ideal candidate should have three to five years of experience in facilities management, with abilities in tactical planning, workflow improvement, coordination and scheduling.

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3. Senior executive assistant

Senior executive assistants provide administrative duties to the most senior executives, particularly in large corporations, and may supervise support staff. It’s a high paying administrative job because advanced technical abilities and stellar communication skills are essential. The midpoint starting salary for the role is $61,250.

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4. Member services/enrollment manager

For a midpoint salary of $55,500, member services/enrollment managers work in the healthcare field and supervise staff who take calls from providers and members about claims, benefits and other issues.

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5. Executive assistant

Executive assistants perform high-level office and administrative duties for executive management. They screen calls, manage calendars, make travel and meeting arrangements, prepare reports and financial data, and train and supervise other support staff. The job requires strong computer and research skills, flexibility, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of management, as well as other staff and outside clients and vendors. The midpoint starting salary for an executive assistant is $53,250.

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6. Medical executive assistant

Medical executive assistants also perform high-level office and administrative duties, but for executive management in the healthcare field. Tasks that earn them the midpoint salary of $53,250 include reviewing documents, preparing reports, conducting research, transcribing dictation, supervising support staff and scheduling appointments.

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7. Certified coding specialist

This administrative healthcare position requires a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification. These coders typically work in a hospital setting, referring to a patient’s medical chart and selecting proper codes to classify procedures performed, diagnostic information collected and treatment provided. The midpoint starting salary for the position is $53,000.

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8. Certified professional coder

This administrative healthcare position requires a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification. The duties of the certified professional coder are the same as a certified coding specialist (see above), but this professional typically works in a physician’s office rather than a hospital. The midpoint starting salary for a certified professional coder is $53,000.

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9. Call center manager

This administrative professional typically has a strong customer service background and management experience that leads to a midpoint salary of $51,250. Duties include managing call service quality and workflow, preparing work schedules, building customer relationships and resolving issues in a dynamic environment.

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10. HR benefits specialist/coordinator

Processing payroll, maintaining HR records and employee benefit plans, facilitating resolutions, ensuring compliance — those are all duties of the HR benefits specialist or coordinator. Communication and organizational skills are a must. The midpoint starting salary for the HR benefits specialist/coordinator role is $46,250.

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11. Customer service manager

These professionals manage representatives who interface with customers and provide information on products and services, resolve issues, perform data entry, and update customer records. Communication, technology and problem-solving skills are essential for those in customer service manager roles — all part of what earns them a midpoint starting salary of $45,250.

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12. Office manager

Office managers organize office procedures, prepare payroll, oversee correspondence, design filing systems, order supplies and manage clerical workers. They may oversee other office administrative staff, as well. Organizational and communication skills are important, as is experience working in an office environment, either as an office manager or coordinator. The midpoint starting salary for these professionals is $44,500.

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13. Medical office administrator

Duties for medical office administrators include scheduling patient appointments, keeping medical records, handling patients’ bills and insurance, and managing payroll. They often act as a go-between from patient to physician, client to insurance company, and clerical staff to medical staff. They work in many types of medical offices and typically manage a staff. The midpoint starting salary for a medical office administrator is $44,500.

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These are just some high paying administrative jobs. Download the 2019 OfficeTeam Salary Guide to see starting salary ranges for 60 administrative roles.

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