Monthly Archives: April 2013

Administrative Professionals – What is the Market Rate?


There are a variety of administrative jobs that provide support to individuals, departments and businesses. Every April for 61 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been asking businesses around the world to show gratitude for the people who get the job done in their office. Invariably each year employees who want to honor their administrative staff ask which jobs are included? These could include clerical, secretarial, receptionist, specialized support staff, office management and administrative roles, sometimes referred to as pink collar jobs.  The backgrounds and experiences of people who work in these roles vary significantly too but the competencies tend to include: an ability to carry out ongoing office administration tasks effectively and efficiently in support of local and remote teams; knowledge of and ability to use office support tools available at the desktop (e.g., word processing, e-mail, presentation software and spreadsheets), and knowledge of and ability to use personal computers or workstations.
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