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.

$26,900 - $51,478
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MEDIAN: $37,231
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$11.66 - $20.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,900 - $51,478  
   
Bonus
$305.62 - $4,965  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $4,698  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$24,906 - $47,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $20.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51  
Overtime
$17.61 - $33.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$305.62 - $4,965  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $4,698  
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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$24,906 - $47,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8,452
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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

National Average: $33,923

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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.

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Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Organizing
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Accounts Payable
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National Average
$34,000

Office Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Customer Relations
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1900 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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