Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.50 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 Salary (?
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$25,254 - $50,693
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $35,629
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Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$10.30 - $20.14
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,254 - $50,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,494  
Profit Sharing
$301.60 - $4,135  
Commission
$2.57 - $8,358  
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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$22,932 - $47,099  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18,215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $20.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.99  
Overtime
$13.58 - $31.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,494  
   
Commission
$2.57 - $8,358  
Profit Sharing
$301.60 - $4,135  
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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$22,932 - $47,099  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31,787
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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 Difference By Location

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National Average
$32,000
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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?
Administrative Assistant in Houston:
Pros: I love the people I work directly with. Coming on to this position there was no job description. I feel like I have gone above and beyond the expectation that was set for me.
Cons: The pay, I strongly believe I should be making more than I currently am. I constantly work from home without getting paid for it!
Administrative Assistant in Seattle:
Pros: The company culture is amazing. Everyone is helpful and positive.
Cons: The pay is very low compared to my last job in the same position and my hours are inflexible.
Administrative Assistant in Old Greenwich:
"Great Corporate Culture."
Pros: Working with intelligent motivated people. Learning about business. Booking travel and knowing where everyone is and what is going on in the company.
Cons: Can be tedious when there is a lot of data entry to do.
Administrative Assistant in Keene:
"Administrative Assistant."
Pros: Coworkers, tasks, vendor and customer engagement.
Cons: Hours, low pay salary, lack of overtime,
Administrative Assistant in Hutchinson:
"Decent Money For Common Sense Work."
Pros: I am always doing different tasks so I don't get bored but they aren't so different that I feel in over my head.
Cons: The stress when a deadline for one task is getting close and other tasks are put on my desk that need done first, throwing off my whole schedule so I have to rush through them all to get them done on time.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
$32,000

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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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
0%
Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$32,000
Customer Relations
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Typing
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Accounts Receivable
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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 12629 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

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: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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