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
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?