Administrative supervisor - Salary and Career
Administrative Supervisors

Administrative supervisor - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They supervise administrative routines in public and private institutions, directly leading a team of clerks, administrative assistants, office secretaries, office machine operators and ushers. They coordinate general services of pouches, messengers, transport, notary, cleaning, outsourced, maintenance of equipment, furniture, facilities, etc., manage human resources, assets and consumables, organize documents and correspondence, manage staff. They can maintain financial routines, controlling fixed fund (small cash), funds, accounts payable, cash flow and bank account, issuing and checking invoices and receipts, rendering accounts and collecting taxes.

How much does an Administrative supervisor earn

A Administrative supervisor earns between $1.408 and $9.079 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.305 and a median salary of $2.350 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 144.917 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Administrative supervisor

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.305 39.662 826 16
1º Quartile 1.408 16.894 352 7
Median Salary 2.350 28.200 588 11
3º Quartile 6.924 83.092 1.731 33
Higher Salary 9.079 108.953 2.270 43


Professional job categories

  • Administrative services workers
    • officers
      • administrative services supervisors (except customer service)
        • administrative supervisors

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Main workplaces

Administrative Supervisors these workers work in the most diverse areas of public or private companies. They are CLT or statutory employees. They work as a team, with occasional supervision, indoors and during the day. Eventually, they work in uncomfortable positions for long periods.


What does it take to work in the field of Administrative Supervisors

To enter this occupation, a complete high school education and three to four years of professional experience in administrative work are required.


Functions and activities of Administrative supervisor

Administrative Supervisors must:

  • maintain financial routines;
  • manage staff;
  • communicate;
  • supervise administrative routines;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • manage assets and consumables;
  • organize documents and correspondence;
  • coordinate general services;
  • manage team;

  • Activities

    • control funds;
    • select suppliers;
    • collect taxes;
    • demonstrate honesty;
    • sort documents and correspondence;
    • coordinate transport service;
    • coordinate cleaning service;
    • manage work schedule;
    • buy consumables and supplies;
    • intermediate teams;
    • distribute services;
    • manage benefits;
    • train team;
    • forward documents and correspondence;
    • organize files;
    • guide compliance with rules and work orders;
    • supervise property security service;
    • request the purchase of consumables;
    • delegate functions;
    • control telephone calls;
    • control cash flow;
    • coordinate maintenance services for machinery, equipment, furniture and installations;
    • coordinate messenger service;
    • request payment authorization;
    • implement administrative routines;
    • distribute consumables;
    • check stock of consumables;
    • propose measures to simplify and improve administrative routines;
    • coordinate outsourced services;
    • reconcile accounts;
    • register documents and correspondence;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • prepare trial balance;
    • demonstrate discernment;
    • refund expenses;
    • write contracts;
    • control accounts payable;
    • search prices;
    • accountability;
    • report;
    • coordinate mail service;
    • analyze the functioning of administrative routines;
    • guide the execution of administrative routines;
    • demonstrate responsibility;
    • settle advance accounts;
    • operate computer resources;
    • clarify doubts;
    • check work frequency;
    • relocate personnel;
    • analyze documents and correspondence;
    • receive documents and correspondence;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • check consumables;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • purchase assets;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • demonstrate verbal and written fluency;
    • supervise schedules;
    • evaluate team performance;
    • fill in forms;
    • create documents;
    • teach processes;
    • create administrative routines;
    • elaborate correspondence;
    • prepare announcements;
    • request staff;
    • check invoices;
    • coordinate photocopy service;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • manage work safety;
    • check documents and correspondence;
    • store consumables;
    • set work schedule;
    • disclose information;
    • control fixed fund (small cash);
    • select personnel;
    • control accounts receivable;
    • issue invoices and receipts;
    • control bank account;
    • inspect property;
    • work as a team;
    • coordinate notary service;
    • mastering legislation;
    • triage information;


    Sectors that hire Administrative supervisor the most in the job market

    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • temporary labor lease
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • hospital care activities
    • combined building support services
    • accounting activities
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies




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