Salesforce Administrator Salaries – Around The World (Infographic)

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A Salesforce administrator; the gatekeeper to an organisation’s Salesforce capabilities.

With the huge acceleration of data in our lives, it’s no surprise that job roles centred around database management are some of the most valued and highly paid occupations out there today.

Additionally, this is a relatively new job. This means there is still some carving to do in determining exactly what this role entails. With a 34% yearly growth rate in the number of occupations, the Salesforce Admin is set for further growth and an increasingly competitive salary. Furthermore, you can see administrator jobs in demand across the globe, showing the growth of the platform itself.

But how much can you really expect to earn at different experience levels?

This data from Mason Frank International is telling for just how much opportunity there is for an administrator globally.

Factors affecting income

It’s important to consider earnings will fluctuate based on a range of factors. These could be:

Years of experience

Number of users within your organisation

Size of the city you work in

Size/type of organisation (non-profit, startup, corporation)

Specific job requirements and responsibilities (is administration the only aspect of the role?)

For the sake of this comparison, it’s helpful to convert all the salary averages into US Dollars.

Please note, these are rough conversions due to influxes in currency. It’s also important to consider living costs and inflation in different countries.

Junior salaries converted into US dollars

US                              $98.5K

UK                              $38K

AUS                           $53K

GERMANY              $53K

FRANCE                   $31.9K

Despite the highest living costs associated with the US, it still proportionally seems to have the highest income. This could simply be attributed to the US being the home of Salesforce, causing wages to be driven higher. Additionally, the skills gap which causes occupations in high demand to be more valuable and drive up wages. Finally, this is the region with the highest growth for the Salesforce economy.

The freelancing hourly wage in the US is drastically lower than, for instance, Australia. This could be attributed to the fact freelancing is such commonplace in the US meaning there is a lower raise in wage for self-employed workers.

According to a Market Realist report, growth of Salesforce in Europe is highest across all regions. Seemingly, this ‘indicates that the company is implementing its diversification plans and has been able to reduce its dependence on the Americas’. In the coming years, this growth could result in further increases of salaries and figures coming closer to what can be expected in America.

How do these figures measure up to your Administrator salary?

24 thoughts on “Salesforce Administrator Salaries – Around The World (Infographic)

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    First — thanks for sharing.

    However, with all due respect, I find the US numbers suspect — especially for US Based Junior Administrators. (Can’t speak for other-than-US)

    I think that one must be very careful about sharing this. Though it may potentially delight those in or aiming at Salesforce Admin careers, it could unjustifiably scare hiring managers and companies considering Salesforce as a solution.

    Salaries vary wildly, region to region, within the US alone. I live and work in one of the more expensive regions (NY Metro). And I can comfortably say that one would be hard pressed to find a Junior Salesforce Admin making over $80K.

    Sorry, but I feel compelled to say: If you’re looking for data on this, look elsewhere.


    — David Brenner

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      I agree with some of David Brenner’s take on the article. However as a Admin working for an IT Training company, I have to question the definition of a Junior role. Is this someone that knows no other areas of discipline except Salesforce? If so, I can see the “hard pressed to find a Junior Salesforce Admin making over $80K.” as true. But most folks on average bring more to the table. In the RTP area, I think junior folks are around the mid pay band.

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        Hey Clyde,

        I agree. This is what you have to bare in mind when looking at this data. It’s averages and this means figures will vary geographically, by sector, by knowledge, and many other factors.

        It’s also interesting to consider this job role is pretty new! This means we will see hugely varying salaries. This particular data is interesting when making global comparisons between earnings.

        It’s really good to have these discussions to help understand what we should be asking from employers, especially considering the massive growth of Salesforce jobs in the coming years.

        Thanks for contributing to the debate 🙂

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      Hey David,

      Thank you for your comment. It’s interesting hearing a different input on what salaries you can expect.

      To explain the methodology of the data collection, here is an extract directly taken from the full salary report:

      ‘The salary survey report is based on almost 17,000 data points including survey responses, internal placement data and jobs registered with Mason Frank International in the last six months.
      Each response has been validated using robust statistical analysis and automated data validation rules in order to be included in the results set. Any data profiles that do not pass our validation rules and statistical analysis, or that are deemed questionable, incomplete, or duplicate were removed in order to provide meaningful results.
      This data has been winsorized to produce a tighter mean salary; however, no adjustments have been made to industry, location or employer type which may have an impact on the figures quoted.’

      I hope that helps explain those figures.

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      Hi David, it’s important to consider a number of sources of course, but we’d like to point out that this salary data was taken from the annual Mason Frank Salary Survey that surveyed 3,452 people in 2016, assessed 977 placements in Salesforce in a six-month period prior to the launch of this survey edition, and took into account the 12,558 registered vacancies at the time. It’s a very comprehensive report but of course, there are other sources to check and to also take into consideration. This year we are also looking to introduce state salaries as that will aim to show the ranges by state and the global version will still show an average but point the reader to a specific country report should they want to check the USA by a major state. Hope that helps. Thank you

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    I agree with David, although I think this is one of the harder values to nail down due to how much in demand these roles are. I suspect places like, indeed, glassdoor, etc. are likely lower than reality as they probably go back several years and each year these salaries go up quite a bit. Id say if you can find a salary for your experience level, add 10-20% to whatever you find at one of those sites for your area that its probably pretty reflective of what folks are getting as new hires.

    Last thought, I am curious if one reason salaries are much lower in other countries is the level of sophistication expected is lower due to SFDC not being around that long in those markets.

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      Not yet, but I’ve forwarded on your comments so hopefully we can see that data in the future.

      Thank you

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    “The freelancing hourly wage in the US is drastically lower than, for instance, Australia.” — How so? Do you have any info on that?

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      US has wider pool of candidates competing for contracts compared to Australia.Also, US rates may vary alot depending on where the job is,while in Australia that could hve less affect. Despite of tbis,I still think that in US,one can make more buck compared to other countries

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      That data comes directly from the salary survey report which is available on the Mason Frank website. You can find the figures there 🙂 bare in mind the US often looks at rates per hour whereas Australia often measures freelance work in day rates.

      Thank you!

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    What is the length of service and license type for each? i.e. Junior 3 years of service with an AD201, etc.

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    As others mentioned, the numbers for US are totally inflated. The Junior salary is more like a Senior in several locations.
    The Senior value it is really hard to find. Most making those numbers are developers.

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    Interesting. I’ve been doing this Full-Time for 11 years in US and haven’t met the Junior salary yet.

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    You have to keep in mind that with relatively new positions you often have experienced professionals with “inflated” salaries that come with the experience who transition into the new positions. This inflates the average salaries. I was a PM and was making around the top salary band listed here for the US and when we implemented SF, I became the admin as we had no one else. We later hired an admin straight out of college who had been supporting SF for the university part time and had a masters degree in data and analytics. While this person is a better fit for the position than I am, I make more money because I am a PMP with many years of experience.

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