An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.32 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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$24,986 - $49,997
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MEDIAN: $35,143
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Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.19 - $19.90
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,986 - $49,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,486  
Profit Sharing
$200.35 - $4,032  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,130  
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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$22,575 - $46,409  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50,000
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $19.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.56  
Overtime
$13.51 - $30.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,486  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,130  
Profit Sharing
$200.35 - $4,032  
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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$22,575 - $46,409  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 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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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant
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$32,000
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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?
Administrative Assistant in Richmond:
"Heather Review."
Pros: Friendly atmosphere, great management team, great co-workers, opportunity for growth.
Cons: Pay scale, lack of effort on come employees.
Administrative Assistant in San Leandro:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I enjoy the flexibility, if I have an emergency I am able to call in.
Cons: No paid vacation or time off. No benefits other than they pay for 2/3 of my medical insurance.
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Office Administration
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Organizing
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$32,000
Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Typing
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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 11969 votes.
Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
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: 30%
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