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Public Administration Director

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Median Salary: $106,662
Salary Growth (2010–2016): +17%
Total Employees: 21,300
Change in Employees (2010–2016): +39%

Job Description:

Public administration directors oversee large branches of government services, ensuring that policies and programs are implemented. This means overseeing the development of said programs, monitoring and planning budgets, and hiring and training staff.

Job Qualifications:

You’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree in social science, law or business administration, on top of several years of experience in the field.


The median salary rests at just over $100,000, making it one of the highest paid jobs in government bureaucracy, with the past five years seeing a 17% increase in wages.

Career Opportunity:

Opportunities in this career are heavily dependent on the programs they’re based on. Governments create and cut programs based on priority, spending and which party is in charge—making some positions less stable than others.

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