For Administrative Assistants in Chesapeake, hourly average wages total $14.13 per hour. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Administrative Assistants in Chesapeake, Va. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,189 - $50,441
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$26K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,749
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$9.89 - $18.03
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$9
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$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,189 - $50,441  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$20,890 - $45,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $18.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.26  
Overtime
$14.81 - $30.34  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$20,890 - $45,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. For Administrative Assistants in Chesapeake, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Administrative Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $36K on average.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 14%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 13%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Filing
0%

National Average
$32,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
up arrow 6%


Customer Relations
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Typing
up arrow 10%

Phone Support
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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