10 High-Paying Administrative Jobs to Pursue

As you explore your career development, you may not realize all the different administrative jobs you can pursue.

Increasingly in-demand administrative jobs are available for tech-savvy and versatile employees willing to take on duties outside their traditional roles. These professionals help companies with a variety of projects and services, operate with hybrid teams, and maintain flexibility as administrative roles continue to change.

What's new with administrative jobs?

Administrative professionals have always worn many hats, and they’re now wearing even more. They increasingly need to partner with company leaders and are charged with collaborating with more people and departments to provide guidance on maneuvering through project-management and remote work issues.

The administrative staff members in greatest demand are those with elevated technical abilities and an analytical skillset. Many of them are taking the lead with virtual meetings and presentations, cloud-based software and customer relationship management (CRM) platforms as their administrative careers continue to expand.

Job seekers with standout soft skills and the ability to communicate with an array of personality types are also sought by employers. Experience with help desks and social media accounts are pluses for these roles.

Take a look at these 10 roles listed in the latest Robert Half Salary Guide where administrative and customer support professionals can earn attractive wages with experience and training.

1. Medical coding manager

The pandemic years led to a greater need for administrative employees with experience in healthcare, and medical coding manager is one of those critical roles. 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.

If you go to the healthcare specialization in the Salary Guide, you’ll see the projected salary range for medical coding managers. On the lower end, a candidate is typically new to this type of role and still acquiring relevant skills, while at the top end, the candidate will likely have all the necessary skills and above-average experience.

See our open medical coding manager jobs — and look up starting salary projections in the Salary Guide. You can also adjust salaries for your location.

2. Senior executive assistant

Senior executive assistants provide administrative duties to the most senior executives, particularly in large corporations, and may supervise support staff. It is a high-paying administrative job because advanced technical abilities and outstanding communication skills are essential, especially in industries such as financial services and hospitality.

See our open senior executive assistant jobs.

3. Facilities manager

A facilities manager oversees facility management tasks and teams of administrators, assisting with everything from operations workflow to planning an office move or reopening. The ideal candidate should have three to five years of experience in facilities management, with abilities in tactical planning, workflow improvement, coordination and scheduling.

See our open facilities manager jobs.

4. Senior data entry specialist

The ability to input a high volume of data with accuracy and speed is required in data entry careers. At the senior level, data entry specialists need those skills along with the ability to supervise others. This job requires an advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and IT literacy as they take on responsibility for prioritizing and batching material for data entry, and complete information analysis for procedures and reports.

See our open data entry specialist jobs.


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 skills, flexibility, project coordination experience and the ability to work well with all levels of management as well as with other staff, outside clients and vendors.

See our open executive assistant jobs.

6. Certified professional coder

This administrative healthcare position requires a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification. Certified professional coders typically work in a physician’s office, referring to a patient’s medical chart and selecting proper codes to classify procedures performed, diagnostic information collected and treatment provided.

See our open certified professional coder jobs.

7. Human resources (HR) benefits specialist

Processing payroll, maintaining HR records and employee benefit plans, facilitating resolutions, and ensuring compliance are all duties of the HR benefits specialist. Communication and organizational skills are a must.

An associate degree in business administration or human resources may be preferred, as well as some work experience.

See our open Human resources (HR) benefits specialist jobs.

8. 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.

A bachelor’s degree may be required for this management role, as well as experience in customer service.

See our open customer service manager jobs.

9. Office manager

An office manager makes sure the office workers have the information and supplies they need to do their jobs. They may handle or oversee everything from new employee onboarding to management of the office budget and more. Candidates for this role usually have at least an associate’s degree and five years’ experience in an office administration role, as well as attention to detail and strong communication and organizational skills.

See our open office manager jobs.

10. Compensation administrator

A compensation administrator plans and directs operations and administration of organization’s compensation and benefits programs, including medical/health, dental, disability, vision and life insurance, retirement/pension plans, and more. The role requires strong computer capabilities, including benefits database software and programs, and. excellent communication. Knowledge of relevant federal and state regulations, as well as knowledge of filing and compliance requirements, is also essential.

See our open compensation and benefits administrator jobs.