Administrative officers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1221  ·  Browse All Occupations

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Access To Information And Privacy Officer
  • Access To Information Officer
  • Administration Analyst
  • Administration Officer
  • Administration Services Co-ordinator
  • Administrative Analyst
  • Administrative Co-ordinator
  • Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Planning Officer
  • Administrative Services Co-ordinator
  • Administrative Services Officer
  • Administrative Support Officer
  • Administrative Technician
  • Admissions Officer - Post-secondary Educational Institution
  • Band Administrator
  • Bilingual Services Co-ordinator
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Representative - Club, Lodge Or Society
  • Business Services Officer
  • Chief Invigilator
  • Civil Emergency Measures Officer
  • Claims Officer
  • Communications Service Co-ordinator
  • Crown Assets Distribution Officer
  • Documentation And Projects Analyst
  • Exam Invigilator - Post-secondary Institution
  • Exam Proctor - Post-secondary Institution
  • Exam Supervisor - Post-secondary Institution
  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Financial Assistance Co-ordinator - College Or University
  • Financial Assistance Officer
  • Forms Management Officer
  • Freedom Of Information Officer
  • Immigrant Investors Program Co-ordinator
  • Implementation Officer
  • Lease Administration Supervisor
  • Liaison Officer
  • Management Planning Officer
  • Native Band Administrator
  • Native Reserve Administrator
  • Non-technical Project Manager
  • Office Administrative Technician
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Automation Administrator
  • Office Automation Co-ordinator
  • Office Co-ordinator
  • Office Manager
  • Office Services Co-ordinator
  • Official Languages Co-ordinator
  • Ombudsman Officer
  • Operating Officer - Administration
  • Operational Officer - Administration
  • Operations Officer - Administration
  • Organization And Productivity Project Manager
  • Organization And Productivity Project Officer
  • Parking Co-ordinator
  • Planning Officer
  • Preliminary Press Planner
  • Prepress Planner - Publishing
  • Privacy Officer
  • Project Administration Officer
  • Project Manager - Non-technical
  • Public Trustee
  • Records Analyst - Access To Information
  • Regional Services Chief
  • Relocation Commissioner
  • Reserve Administrator
  • Student Aid Officer
  • Student Assistance Officer
  • Surplus Assets Officer
  • Technical Assistant - Office Support
  • Test Administrator
  • Testing Co-ordinator
  • Testing Supervisor
  • University Admissions Officer
  • Access To Information And Privacy Officer
  • Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Services Co-ordinator
  • Forms Management Officer
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Office Services Co-ordinator
  • Planning Officer
  • Records Analyst - Access To Information
  • Surplus Assets Officer
  • University Admissions Officer
  • Communications Service Co-ordinator
  • Exam Invigilator - Post-secondary Institution
  • Exam Supervisor - Post-secondary Institution
  • Implementation Officer
  • Liaison Officer
  • Public Trustee
  • Regional Services Chief
  • Relocation Commissioner
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Admin Associate
  • Cultivation Administrator
  • Admissions Counsellor

Requried Skills for Administrative officers

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Agriculture
  • Attention to Detail
  • Auditing
  • Automation
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Bargaining
  • Benefits Administration
  • Billing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Brokerage
  • Budgeting
  • Build Process
  • Business Administration
  • Business Continuity
  • Business Transformation
  • Cleanliness
  • CLU
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Commercialization
  • Communications
  • Community Development
  • Computer Literacy
  • Conciliation
  • Continuous Learning
  • Cooperation
  • Coordinating
  • Corda
  • Creative Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Culture Industry
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Dashboard
  • Data Collection
  • Data Entry
  • Data Link
  • Data Management
  • Decision Making
  • Decision-Making
  • Development Planning
  • Diplomacy
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Document Processing
  • Electricity
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Filing
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Statements
  • Food Safety
  • General Administrative Support
  • General Ledger
  • Grant Writing
  • Hosting
  • Indicators
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Inventory Control
  • Job Costing
  • Key Risk Indicator
  • Leadership
  • Licensing
  • Listening
  • Literacy
  • Long-Term Care
  • Loss Prevention
  • Mailing List
  • Management
  • Mentorship
  • Merchandising
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mitigation
  • Multitasking
  • Native Methods
  • Office Management
  • Office Procedures
  • Office Suite
  • Onboarding
  • Operational Risk
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Orator
  • Organization
  • Organizational Performance
  • Organizational Skills
  • Patents
  • Performance Improvement
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Review
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Procurement
  • Procurement Management
  • Production Schedule
  • Professionalism
  • Profit Margins
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluations
  • Program Management
  • Property Rights
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Public Service
  • Public Speaking
  • Purchasing
  • Reactivity
  • Real Estate
  • Receivables
  • Reconciliation
  • Records Management
  • Reliability
  • Remuneration
  • Requisition
  • Research
  • Results Focused
  • Risk Management
  • Rotation
  • Sales
  • Sales Process
  • Secondary Education
  • Service Delivery
  • Service Desk
  • Service Strategy
  • Social Media
  • Sorting
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Surveys
  • Teamwork
  • Tender Offer
  • Time Management
  • Trademarks
  • Trajectory
  • Transcribing
  • Transmission
  • Typing
  • Voucher
  • Work Independently
  • Writing
  • Written Communication

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for administrative officers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $38,943
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $27,955
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $39,547
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $41,301
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $39,140
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for administrative officers.

Gender Median Income
Male $40,834
Female $54,493
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (31 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for administrative officers.

$29,250.00
Lowest Observed
$86,351.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$54,649.68
Average
$52,000.00
Median
$64,350.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for administrative officers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 65
25 to 34 years 350
35 to 44 years 460
45 to 54 years 750
55 to 64 years 440
65 to 74 years 85
75 years and over 10
Total 2,160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for administrative officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 895
Part Time 1,390
Total 2,285
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for administrative officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 345
Female 1,940
Total 2,290
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for administrative officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,005
Self Employed 155
Total 2,160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for administrative officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 2,085
Unemployed 75
Total 2,160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for administrative officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 25
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 690
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 75
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 830
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 50
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 615
Total 2,290
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Required Skills for Administrative officers

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Agriculture
  • Attention to Detail
  • Auditing
  • Automation
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Bargaining
  • Benefits Administration
  • Billing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Brokerage
  • Budgeting
  • Build Process
  • Business Administration
  • Business Continuity
  • Business Transformation
  • Cleanliness
  • CLU
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Commercialization
  • Communications
  • Community Development
  • Computer Literacy
  • Conciliation
  • Continuous Learning
  • Cooperation
  • Coordinating
  • Corda
  • Creative Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Culture Industry
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Dashboard
  • Data Collection
  • Data Entry
  • Data Link
  • Data Management
  • Decision Making
  • Decision-Making
  • Development Planning
  • Diplomacy
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Document Processing
  • Electricity
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Filing
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Statements
  • Food Safety
  • General Administrative Support
  • General Ledger
  • Grant Writing
  • Hosting
  • Indicators
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Inventory Control
  • Job Costing
  • Key Risk Indicator
  • Leadership
  • Licensing
  • Listening
  • Literacy
  • Long-Term Care
  • Loss Prevention
  • Mailing List
  • Management
  • Mentorship
  • Merchandising
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mitigation
  • Multitasking
  • Native Methods
  • Office Management
  • Office Procedures
  • Office Suite
  • Onboarding
  • Operational Risk
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Orator
  • Organization
  • Organizational Performance
  • Organizational Skills
  • Patents
  • Performance Improvement
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Review
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Procurement
  • Procurement Management
  • Production Schedule
  • Professionalism
  • Profit Margins
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluations
  • Program Management
  • Property Rights
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Public Service
  • Public Speaking
  • Purchasing
  • Reactivity
  • Real Estate
  • Receivables
  • Reconciliation
  • Records Management
  • Reliability
  • Remuneration
  • Requisition
  • Research
  • Results Focused
  • Risk Management
  • Rotation
  • Sales
  • Sales Process
  • Secondary Education
  • Service Delivery
  • Service Desk
  • Service Strategy
  • Social Media
  • Sorting
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Surveys
  • Teamwork
  • Tender Offer
  • Time Management
  • Trademarks
  • Trajectory
  • Transcribing
  • Transmission
  • Typing
  • Voucher
  • Work Independently
  • Writing
  • Written Communication

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