Administration Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Administration Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $14.91 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Administration Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$26,064 - $54,121
$26K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,450
10%
50%
90%

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$10.98 - $20.26
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.91
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,064 - $54,121  
   
Bonus
$194.26 - $4,438  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$23,768 - $48,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $20.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$16.40 - $32.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$194.26 - $4,438  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$23,768 - $48,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 675

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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.

Common Career Paths for Administration Assistant


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Administration Assistants do not often transition into Human Resources Manager roles. The role averages $59K per year. Administration Assistants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Executive Assistants or Office Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $6K 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 10 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Relations and Data Entry. For most people, competency in Data Entry indicates knowledge of 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: $32,997

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

For Administration Assistants, Baltimore provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Administration Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+34 percent), San Francisco (+30 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), and Dallas (+21 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

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.

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Key Stats for Administration Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Administration Assistant Salaries

▲24%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$33,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Administration Assistant Salaries

Human Resources
▲18%



▲8%




Accounting
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Scheduling
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%



▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 29%
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