Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Administrative Assistant is C$35,544 per year.

C$27,588 - C$46,364
(Median)
C$28K
C$36K
C$46K
MEDIAN: C$35,544
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C$11.88 - C$20.56
(Median)
C$12
C$15
C$21
MEDIAN: C$15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$16KC$32KC$48K
Salary
C$27,588 - C$46,364  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,016  
Profit Sharing
C$123.65 - C$6,020  
Commission
C$102.13 - C$4,698  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$25,732 - C$45,571  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$11C$22C$33
Hourly Rate
C$11.88 - C$20.56  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.60  
Overtime
C$5.11 - C$31.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,016  
   
Commission
C$102.13 - C$4,698  
Profit Sharing
C$123.65 - C$6,020  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$25,732 - C$45,571  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,117
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$34,122

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Administrative Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Administrative Assistant in Winnipeg:
"My work mission statement."
Keep your eye on the details. Watch, listen, to everything. Be conscientious. Be loyal. Be kind. Be proud of your work. Be proactive. Treat everyone and everything like it was your own.

Administrative Assistant in Winnipeg:
"Competence."
Always be proactive. Know what your boss needs before they do and have it available for them.

Administrative Assistant in Mississauga:
"8+ years experience in logistics, marketing, consultant."
My advice for a new Administrative Assistant would for them to be organized, resourceful and think out of the box. In addition, they need to have great interpersonal relations with all levels of a company.

Administrative Assistant in Vancouver:
"Find another Career."
An Administrative Assistant title is so broad, you can be doing anything from filing to running an office apparently, with no title change.

Administrative Assistant in Toronto:
"Confidential."
This is a family run business. Confidentiality is extremely important. You may witness things that are not normally done in larger companies. I.e. Smoking in the building and how some expenses are handled. Think outside the box.

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Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Scheduling
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
C$34,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Microsoft Word
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Typing
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Customer Relations
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Accounts Payable
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Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Accounts Receivable
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1137 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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