Mid-Career Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

Mid-Career Administrative Assistants ordinarily take home approximately $14.62 per hour. In the world of Mid-Career Administrative Assistants, overall cash earnings stretch from $25,644 near the bottom to $49,100 near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run near $2,462 and profit sharing that can exceed $4,427, along with commissions approaching $8,877. The specific employer and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, 28 percent claim no health benefits at all. Most Mid-Career Administrative Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Mid-Career Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$25,644 - $49,100
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MEDIAN: $35,239
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Mid-Career Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$10.68 - $19.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,644 - $49,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,462  
Profit Sharing
$341.07 - $4,427  
Commission
$2.64 - $8,877  
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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$23,512 - $45,503  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,053
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $19.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.11  
Overtime
$14.51 - $30.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,462  
   
Commission
$2.64 - $8,877  
Profit Sharing
$341.07 - $4,427  
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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$23,512 - $45,503  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12,426
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Administrative Assistant

Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Mid-Career Administrative Assistants include DaVita Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., First Baptist Church, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and YMCA. The biggest paychecks can be found at Brigham and Women's Hospital—the median salary there is $40,515.
Considering that the median salary at First Baptist Church is a shallow $23,729, it is not surprising that this company ranks last in employee compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work—their median pay is 71 percent less than the top paying company. YMCA is another employer with a reputation for below-average pay.

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National Average
$32,000
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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Administrative Assistants, 35 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Administrative Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Washington (+26 percent), Boston (+24 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Administrative Assistant Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 4123 votes.

Gender

Female
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Male
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Common Health Benefits

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