Administrative Assistant Salary

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.72 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$25,905 - $51,828
(Median)
$26K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,465
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50%
90%

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$10.58 - $20.41
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,905 - $51,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,572  
Profit Sharing
$298.55 - $3,952  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
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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$23,421 - $48,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17,514
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $20.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.51  
Overtime
$13.98 - $31.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,572  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$298.55 - $3,952  
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).
)
$23,421 - $48,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32,487
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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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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in Riverside:
"Accommodating customers to work schedules."
Pros: Friendly customers and work environment overall. I like to interact with my peers and make decisions when no one else is too sure on what they should or shouldn't do.
Cons: The pay. It's hard to get around week by week on the pay that I receive for the amount of work I do.

Administrative Assistant in Salem:
"It's all about serving."
Pros: I love people or more accurately I love serving people. My position give me a great opportunity to serve every one around me. From upper management to our clients, I get to work with everyone therefore I get serve everyone.
Cons: It's easy to miss lunch or any break for that matter while helping everyone. 10 or 12 hour day can be made even longer by a barely there meal or a skipped meal.

Administrative Assistant in Bayonne:
"What its like to work as an Administrative Assistant."
Pros: I love the people that I work with, they are very family friendly. The flexibility is very well they totally understand when things happen.
Cons: I wish I could get more hours and better pay.

Administrative Assistant in Yuma:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I love that I can flex hours. I am able to work 4 ten hour shifts and move those hours around as needed.
Cons: The pay is not great.

Administrative Assistant in Livonia:
Pros: I like that I have the option to work events that we plan in the office, there's a change in the day to day activity and no day is ever the same.
Cons: The pay and the lack of benefits.

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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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Organizing
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National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Accounts Payable
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Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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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 12021 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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