An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $15.02 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$26,574 - $53,090
$27K
$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $37,448
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$11.03 - $20.74
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MEDIAN: $15.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,574 - $53,090  
   
Bonus
$293.08 - $4,930  
Profit Sharing
$294.56 - $5,784  
Commission
$203.73 - $9,971  
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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$24,193 - $48,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15,021
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $20.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.64  
Overtime
$16.36 - $33.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$293.08 - $4,930  
   
Commission
$203.73 - $9,971  
Profit Sharing
$294.56 - $5,784  
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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$24,193 - $48,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28,990

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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants are employed in a very wide range of fields and provides various types administrative assistance to employees. Depending on the workload, they may be trusted with carrying out tasks for one or many individuals within a department, and cross-department work is sometimes necessary. The tasks they perform vary greatly depending on who they assist; when working for individuals, tasks may be personal in nature, such as running errands and fulfilling tasks as they 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 Difference by Location

National Average: $33,353

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Administrative Assistant Reviews

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

Administrative Assistant in Statesboro:
"Great work flexibility and office conditions are nice."
Pros: I have sick and vacation time. I have major holidays off. I have comp time to use when I work after hours.
Cons: The set up of my workstation is not correct. Needs to be more ergonomically set up.

Administrative Assistant in Nashville:
"Lacking in Recognition as a Valuable Contributor."
Pros: My role is very flexible with time, allowing for a great work/life balance. I am also in a very lucky position given my specific location and team structure in that I have the ability to network with various teams, managers and executives across different departments. This provides an excellent chance to take on additional projects and expand my skills beyond the scope of my title.
Cons: The culture of my team is one of in-fighting, harmful gossip and insincere relationships. It means I have to constantly be on guard against adding fuel to the fire or being dragged into the back-and-forth game of favoritism. I also struggle to have my contributions recognized, often getting asked what's the difference between my role and a secretary or why I am a member (or leader) of a project when my title ranks lower than others on the internal company band scale. Currently, I navigate these frustrations as the growth and learning opportunities available are worth the struggle for a little while longer. I am actively seeking other internal roles in the same geographical area while I further my education and project experience.

Administrative Assistant in Wright City:
"Exposure to Many Areas."
Pros: I have learned a lot of new skills in this position. I work with a lot of people that work in many different areas. I enjoy that it challenges me constantly.
Cons: The job can be very stressful during certain times of the year. I don't feel my pay is equal to the job that I perform.

Administrative Assistant in Reno:
"Job Review."
Pros: I love working with the community and helping people. I love the laid back feel of the office and the responsible I am given.
Cons: I do not like taking on job responsibilities of others when they are more than capable of doing it themselves.

Administrative Assistant in Hialeah:
"It's a lot of work and must be able to multi task."
Pros: Work flexibility makes it easy to take a day off when needed or take classes.
Cons: It's very hot and dirty even if sitting in the office.

Administrative Assistant in Albuquerque:
"The work is a good challenge."
Pros: I have enjoyed being challenged to learn new things and being successful at it. I have excelled in every area of my job with little recognition by the boss. However, other bosses have noticed and commented about my performance.
Cons: The worst is not being given a raise after a year of working even when it was deserved. Stressful environment.

Administrative Assistant in York:
"Back to Intern."
Pros: It creates a great learning experience when you're trying to dive into an industry you know little about. Working hand in hand allows you to see every aspect of the business from the start to finish.
Cons: You get treated like a person.

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Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6689 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries





Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Organizing
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National Average
$33,000




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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6689 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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