Mid-Career Administrative Assistant Salary
Earnings for Mid-Career Administrative Assistants come in at around $15.28 per hour on average. Overall incomes of Mid-Career Administrative Assistants — including $5K bonuses, $5K profit sharing proceeds, and $10K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $25K and $48K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Administrative Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Mid-Career Administrative Assistants include DaVita Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), University of Mississippi Medical Center, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and University of Michigan (U-M). Salary cannot be beat at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), where median pay comes to $46K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $33K, and the higher end is not far away at $55K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Marriott International, Inc., where earnings of $41K, $39K, or $38K are standard for Mid-Career Administrative Assistants.
Servpro Industries, Inc., YMCA, and University of Mississippi Medical Center are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($26K, $27K, and $29K respectively).
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Administrative Assistants in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Administrative Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+26 percent), New York (+25 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Richmond.