Mid-Career Administrative Assistant Salary

Mid-Career Administrative Assistants pull down an average of $14.82 per hour. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Administrative Assistants — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $24K to approximately $46K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Most Mid-Career Administrative Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,974 - $49,630
(Median)
$26K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,652
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$10.94 - $20.02
(Median)
$11
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,974 - $49,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,561  
Profit Sharing
$291.63 - $4,084  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,609  
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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$24,030 - $46,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $20.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.04  
Overtime
$14.61 - $31.05  
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 - $2,561  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,609  
Profit Sharing
$291.63 - $4,084  
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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$24,030 - $46,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12,695
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Administrative Assistant


DaVita Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Ameriprise Financial, Inc., University of Michigan (U-M), and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Mid-Career Administrative Assistants. 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 $34K, and the higher end is not far away at $59K. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Marriott International, Inc., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) also offer top salaries for Mid-Career Administrative Assistants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $41K, $39K, and $39K, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include YMCA at $27K and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. at $30K, though some Mid-Career Administrative Assistants there earn up to $43K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Administrative Assistants, 33 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Administrative Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), Washington (+26 percent), Boston (+24 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Organizing
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Microsoft Word
0%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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Typing
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Data Entry
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Phone Support
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Filing
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3921 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 28%
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