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Administrative Assistant Salary

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.
$25,474 - $51,033
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MEDIAN: $35,872
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$10.36 - $20.21
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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).
)
$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

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

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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in Tempe:
"Not just a number."
Pros: Really enjoy being a part of a growing company where I can see the impact of the contributions that I make on a daily basis. A smaller work environment means I'm able to develop better working relationships with both my peers & employer.
Cons: Benefits & pay are below industry standard for my position.

Administrative Assistant in Oakland:
"A Friendly Smile and Greeting to make your day."
Pros: I enjoy interacting with our clients' families and the professionals in our organization are a boon to our work environment. I typically answer most of the calls we receive and the awareness that I can help answer (and/or) disperse messages effectively creates a smooth transition in our administrative process.
Cons: My recent move to a different city increased the length of my commute to 35 minutes.

Administrative Assistant in Lititz:
"Fairly easy work, great pay and benefits."
Pros: I love the atmosphere, the people I work with, the benefits, and the authority to purchase small office supplies as needed.
Cons: Sometimes there is not enough to do as a full-time employee.

Administrative Assistant in Stockton:
"Office work."
Pros: Office setting. Internet accessibility. Quiet environment. Good co-workers. Not too stressful. Work flexibility.
Cons: Location. Pay. Not much of an opportunity to rise up the ladder.

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.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Organizing
0%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
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Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12431 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

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%