Administrative Manager

Administrative Manager
Aviation workers shaking hands in a hangar.
Aviation administrative managers plan, direct, and coordinate administrative support services at an airport or aviation organization.

About the Career

Aviation administrative managers specific responsibilities vary by the type of organization and may include keeping records, distributing mail, and planning and maintaining facilities.

On the job you will:

  • Monitor aviation facility to ensure that it remains safe, secure, and well maintained
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of aviation organizations’ machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Ensure that aviation facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards and comply with government regulations
  • Plan budgets for contracts, equipment, and supplies
  • Buy, store, and distribute supplies
  • Supervise clerical and administrative personnel
  • Recommend changes to policies or procedures to improve airfield or airline operations, such as improving records handling


Average Salary: $92,470
Salary Range: $52,020 - $158,140
Education: High School Degree or Equivalent
Outlook: Excellent (21% or more growth)

Education and Training

A high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) diploma is typically required for someone to become an aviation administrative manager. However, some aviation managers need at least a bachelor’s degree. Those with a bachelor’s degree typically study business, engineering, or facility management.

Information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Descriptions are based on general guidelines and industry standards and job duties may vary by employer and specific industry. Labor projections utilize data for the North Central Texas region and may vary from national statistics.

Critical Skills

Detail oriented

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