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Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.57 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$25,474 - $51,033
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,872
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Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$10.36 - $20.21
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,474 - $51,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,510  
Profit Sharing
$299.67 - $4,072  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,628  
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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$23,121 - $47,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18,166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $20.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.00  
Overtime
$13.66 - $31.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,510  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,628  
Profit Sharing
$299.67 - $4,072  
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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$23,121 - $47,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31,836
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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

As an administrative assistant, your job will be to perform a wide variety of office support tasks within the organization while supporting the employees and supervisors of the department to which you are assigned.
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Administrative Assistant Tasks
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$32,000
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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?
Administrative Assistant in Waukegan:
"A Million Personalities."
Pros: I love working with people who offer me knowledge I wouldn't otherwise know. Everyone from those I work with to the customers I talk to on the phone; it gives me great pleasure to help make their lives easier.
Cons: Having different leaders with different personalities make my job tricky because it's hard to please them all when working on projects. It take a lot of time and finess.
Administrative Assistant in Atlanta:
"A Dream Job for a Country Girl."
Pros: The exposure. Getting a chance to be around great and powerful people. People I only dreamed about working with.
Cons: No job is perfect, but this job is perfect for me.
Administrative Assistant in Reeders:
"Work description."
Pros: I have a flexible schedule, lovely office and great co-workers. It is also really close to my home and I can bring my child.
Cons: Don't feel paid well.
Administrative Assistant in Chicago:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: What I like most about my job it is convenient because it is only 15 minutes from my sons school.
Cons: The heads are very negative.
Administrative Assistant in Clear Lake:
"Work Flexibility, Work Hours, Paid Time-Off."
Pros: The hours and flexibility.
Cons: Atmosphere, bad attitudes, no management.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Organizing
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Accounts Payable
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National Average
$32,000
Customer Relations
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Typing
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Accounts Receivable
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12431 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%