Administration Assistant Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Administration Assistant is $14.35 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Payroll Administration, Accounts Receivable, and Office Administration. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Administration Assistant Total Pay (?
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$24,116 - $51,622
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MEDIAN: $36,120
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Administration Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.96 - $19.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,116 - $51,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,578  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $4,822  
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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$21,429 - $47,390  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $19.90  
   
Overtime
$6.18 - $30.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,578  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $4,822  
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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$21,429 - $47,390  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,112
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Job Description for Administration Assistant

Most companies use administrative assistants to keep their day-to-day operations working smoothly, and these assistants are responsible for a variety of tasks around an office. These duties can range from simple tasks, such as filing, copying, and typing, to more advanced activities such as scheduling meetings, making flight and travel reservations, payroll, insurance, and bill payment.
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Administration Assistant Tasks
  • Assist with payroll operations, as needed.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and payroll reports.
  • Perform basic benefits, retirement plan and human resources activities.
  • Answer phones, greet visitors and respond to employee questions and requests.
  • Maintain employees' payroll and benefit documentation and electronic files.

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Pay by Experience Level for Administration Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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Orlando
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Austin
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National Average
$32,000
San Jose
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Miami
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Philadelphia
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Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Administration Assistant Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Administration Assistant Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 24%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 23%
Office Administration
up arrow 12%
Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Quickbooks
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Accounting
0%
National Average
$32,000
Data Entry
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Organizing
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Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 30%
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