Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.48 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 Total Pay (?
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$25,209 - $50,563
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $35,546
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Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.28 - $20.12
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,209 - $50,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,498  
Profit Sharing
$301.87 - $4,091  
Commission
$2.36 - $8,515  
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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$22,880 - $46,996  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50,000
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $20.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.95  
Overtime
$13.62 - $31.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,498  
   
Commission
$2.36 - $8,515  
Profit Sharing
$301.87 - $4,091  
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).
)
$22,880 - $46,996  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50,000
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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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National Average
$32,000
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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?
Administrative Assistant in Keene:
"Administrative Assistant."
Pros: Coworkers, tasks, vendor and customer engagement.
Cons: Hours, low pay salary, lack of overtime,
Administrative Assistant in Hutchinson:
"Decent Money For Common Sense Work."
Pros: I am always doing different tasks so I don't get bored but they aren't so different that I feel in over my head.
Cons: The stress when a deadline for one task is getting close and other tasks are put on my desk that need done first, throwing off my whole schedule so I have to rush through them all to get them done on time.
Administrative Assistant in San Antonio:
"Medical Administrative Assistant."
Pros: The work is very flexible, low stress level, perks, management involvement, constant feedback, friendliness of the staff and physician, ability to cross train,
Cons: The pay is below average for this position.
Administrative Assistant in Denver:
"Office Management."
Pros: My position is recognized for its assistance to the organization as a whole and my questions and concerns are very welcome. I am learning quickly how to perform my job and believe that growth will continue to occur.
Cons: Much of the work is redundant, the clients themselves can be annoying, and the pay is very low.
Administrative Assistant in Eastman:
"Conditions."
Pros: I like the flexibility the most. I am able to work without the confines of a deadline when I first start on a project.
Cons: My boss waits until the last minute to approve projects/ads. He adds to my stress level. There are no benefits at all. Not even vacation or paid time off. No insurance or holiday pay. No raises unless you beg and sometimes not then.

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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 Word
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Organizing
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$32,000
Customer Relations
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Typing
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Accounts Receivable
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Data Entry
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12645 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
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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