Administrative Assistant Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

An average Philadelphia Administrative Assistant can expect to take home roughly $15.89 per hour. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$26,156 - $51,466
(Median)
$26K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,305
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50%
90%

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$11.57 - $22.97
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,156 - $51,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,757  
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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$24,693 - $50,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $22.97  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $35.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,757  
   
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).
)
$24,693 - $50,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. Administrative Assistants in Philadelphia who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Administrative Assistants in Philadelphia, Pa. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $43K.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salaries



Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Organizational Development
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$36,000

Filing
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 24%
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