Administration Assistant Salary

Most Administration Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.97 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Administration Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,424 - $54,041
$26K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,486
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$10.96 - $20.16
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$0$54K
Salary $26,424 - $54,041
Bonus $196.01 - $4,150
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$23,828 - $48,251
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 282
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $10.96 - $20.16
Hourly Tips $1.29
Overtime $16.37 - $32.20
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $196.01 - $4,150
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$23,828 - $48,251
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 631

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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

  • Answer phones, greet visitors and respond to employee questions and requests.
  • Assist with payroll operations, as needed
  • Maintain employees' payroll and benefit documentation and electronic files.
  • Perform basic benefits, retirement plan and human resources activities.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and payroll reports.

Common Career Paths for Administration Assistant


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It's not very common for Administration Assistants to move on to become Human Resources Managers. Average pay for a Human Resources Manager is $59K annually. Career advancement for the typical Administration Assistant often leads to becoming an Executive Assistant or an Office Manager; median salaries in these positions are $13K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Administration Assistant


Administration Assistants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Contract Management, Payroll Administration, and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Relations and Data Entry. Those proficient in Data Entry are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Administration Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Administration Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Administration Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 541 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administration Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Administration Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 265 salaries. An Administration Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,229

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Administration Assistants, Baltimore provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than the national average. Administration Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+33 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), and Dallas (+20 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston.

Administration Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Administration Assistant?

Administration Assistant in Brockton:
"The good and bad."
Pros: I like working with the clients we have some really great people. I enjoy most of the employees I work with they are all really down to earth. The perks of working there is the pay our health insurance for us..but our co pays are very high as a result.
Cons: Management is unapproachable and tends to be extremely defensive about everything. They are close minded when it comes to new ideas and they do not treat everyone fairly. Management treats women different than men.

Administration Assistant in Logan:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Work environment is relaxed.
Cons: It's not challenging enough.

Administration Assistant in Philadelphia:
"Pro's and Con'S."
Pros: I like the people I work with and that I'm constantly learning.
Cons: The pressure. The overload of work. Feeling overworked and.

Administration Assistant in Allen Park:
"It's busy but I enjoy it."
Pros: It goes by fast because I am constantly working.
Cons: It's very busy.

Administration Assistant in Bangalore:
"I love administration jobs maintaining details in approp way."
Pros: Checking ,billing and maintain of files.
Cons: Taking stress and no time gap.

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Key Stats for Administration Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Administration Assistant Salaries

▲23%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Administration Assistant Salaries

Human Resources
▲17%



▲7%


Accounting
▲1%



National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Scheduling
▼1%


Microsoft Excel
▼2%


▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 28%
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