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Administrative Assistant Salary

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.67 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$25,784 - $51,481
(Median)
$26K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,230
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$10.50 - $20.36
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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
$25,784 - $51,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,538  
Profit Sharing
$298.21 - $3,951  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,243  
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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$23,323 - $47,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17,863
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $20.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.80  
Overtime
$13.80 - $31.64  
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 - $2,538  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,243  
Profit Sharing
$298.21 - $3,951  
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).
)
$23,323 - $47,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32,138

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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

Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

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.

Administrative Assistant in Tempe:
"Not just a number."
Pros: Really enjoy being a part of a growing company where I can see the impact of the contributions that I make on a daily basis. A smaller work environment means I'm able to develop better working relationships with both my peers & employer.
Cons: Benefits & pay are below industry standard for my position.

Administrative Assistant in Oakland:
"A Friendly Smile and Greeting to make your day."
Pros: I enjoy interacting with our clients' families and the professionals in our organization are a boon to our work environment. I typically answer most of the calls we receive and the awareness that I can help answer (and/or) disperse messages effectively creates a smooth transition in our administrative process.
Cons: My recent move to a different city increased the length of my commute to 35 minutes.

Administrative Assistant in Lititz:
"Fairly easy work, great pay and benefits."
Pros: I love the atmosphere, the people I work with, the benefits, and the authority to purchase small office supplies as needed.
Cons: Sometimes there is not enough to do as a full-time employee.

Administrative Assistant in Stockton:
"Office work."
Pros: Office setting. Internet accessibility. Quiet environment. Good co-workers. Not too stressful. Work flexibility.
Cons: Location. Pay. Not much of an opportunity to rise up the ladder.

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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
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Organizing
0%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Typing
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Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Phone Support
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12463 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
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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