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Administration Manager

The role of a Not-for-Profit Operations and Administration Manager is multifaceted, encompassing a broad range of responsibilities critical to the organisation’s success. The OM oversees the day-to-day operations of the organisation, which includes managing the office environment, human resources, finances, and grants.

Stay ahead of the curve and ensure your organisation remains operationally competitive by accessing our comprehensive Not-for-Profit Operations and Administration Manager Salary Survey report today.

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This report is available as a digital download only.

For over a decade, the Pro Bono Australia Salary Survey has diligently researched compensation levels for Not-for-Profit Operations and Administration Managers, serving as a trusted resource for both organisations and individuals. It’s essential that the salary for this role reflects its importance in maintaining efficiency and effectiveness in the organisation’s operations.

If you’re currently serving as a Not-for-Profit Operations and Administration Manager, our Salary Survey provides evidence-based insights into market compensation, ensuring you’re fairly remunerated for your managerial responsibilities.
For organisations seeking to recruit or retain talented Operations and Administration Managers, our survey offers guidance on setting competitive compensation packages to attract and retain top talent.

The average base salary for Operations/Administration Managers has steadily increased over the past four years. Our survey annually updates the changes in salaries and other remuneration benefits over the past 12 months.

Remember, when comparing salaries, factors like organisation size and sector must be considered for accurate benchmarking.


The Salary section includes a detailed position analysis for the Operations / Administration Manager role, including base salary, superannuation, and benefits data. Base salaries of past reports are also included to track earnings for the role over a longer period.


Salary Survey data for the average total remuneration of Operations / Administration Managers has been categorised by sector of employment, to give an accurate representation of the earnings of employees in each field.

Operating Budget

All responses to the Salary Survey report for the Operations / Administration Manager role were sorted by the operating budget of their organisation. Mean, median, and percentile data provide accurate insights into salary increases and decreases of employees at organisations of differing wealth.


The Salary Survey report also analyses earnings compared to the number of employees at the organisation they work for. This allows other organisations and Operations / Administration Managers to benchmark their salary offering against organisations of a similar size.


Salary Survey data has been organised by which Australian state or territory respondents’ organisations are based. For those states that generated enough data, median, percentile and mean salary figures are available for accurate comparison.

Tax Status

Responses to the Salary Survey report have been grouped by their organisation’s tax exemption status. The report notes also any salary trends for the Operations / Administration Manager role that may apply to organisations with certain levels of tax exemption status

Want more information on the Salary Survey report?

The Salary Survey for Operations / Administration Managers is just the start. The full Salary Survey report contains remuneration data on 11 other major roles and 27 more specialised positions. Purchase your copy of the complete Salary Survey report here!

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