Administrative Assistant Salary

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.85 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$26,179 - $52,611
(Median)
$26K
$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $37,006
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$10.76 - $20.54
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,179 - $52,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,914  
Profit Sharing
$300.83 - $4,058  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,675  
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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$23,721 - $48,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16,868
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $20.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.32  
Overtime
$14.57 - $32.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,914  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,675  
Profit Sharing
$300.83 - $4,058  
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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$23,721 - $48,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33,133
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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 by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,125

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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in Raleigh:
"Great company to work for, not feeling fully satisfied."
Pros: Great company with good people and benefits. The commute is fast and easy. There is opportunity for growth.
Cons: Not doing public relations work, slow work load, outdated office space.

Administrative Assistant in Louisville:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: The people are great to collaborate with and willing to teach others to better themselves.
Cons: As with any job, you always have those you can't rely on as much as others.

Administrative Assistant in Seattle:
"You are the person that keeps things running smoothly."
Pros: What I like the most is that I don't have to take home any work stress, and I don't supervise other employees.
Cons: I completely dislike being micro-managed. I was hired for my intellect, years of experience and my skills.... Let me do my job my way as long as it is done quickly and correctly.

Administrative Assistant in Overland Park:
"High stress low flexibility constant multi-tasking."
Pros: My boss is great to work with. I feel appreciated in my role and I know I am important.
Cons: I feel with all the work I do I should be compensated more. In many situations I am doing approvals and pushing through projects that are at an executive level.

Administrative Assistant in Torrance:
"Work flexibility and free to learn."
Pros: Very laid back environment and everyone is friendly letting me to be able to learn lot from everyone.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$33,000

Organizing
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Customer Relations
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Typing
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12357 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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