Administrative Assistant Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A typical Administrative Assistant can expect to take home roughly $15.27 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.85 per hour on the low end to $21.99 on the high end. Cash earnings—which sometimes include up to $3,507 from bonuses and more than $3,575 from profit sharing—stretch from around $25,985 to approximately $51,486. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—25 percent lack coverage. On the flip side, most have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$25,985 - $51,486
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,037
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Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$10.85 - $21.99
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,985 - $51,486  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,507  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,575  
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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$24,292 - $50,948  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 654
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $21.99  
   
Overtime
$15.20 - $34.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,507  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,575  
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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$24,292 - $50,948  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Houston Administrative Assistants, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $31K, increasing to $36K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $39K. Salaries grow more slowly as Houston Administrative Assistants approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 4%
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
Accounts Payable
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Organizing
0%
National Average
$35,000
Data Entry
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 1%
Phone Support
up arrow 2%
Filing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 302 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 25%
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