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Administrative Assistant Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Administrative Assistants take home approximately $15.42 per hour on average. Cash earnings of Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas can occasionally include $4K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $24K to almost $51K. Most Administrative Assistants in Houston report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$26,774 - $51,903
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MEDIAN: $37,515
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,774 - $51,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,578  
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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$24,373 - $51,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 651
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $22.16  
   
Overtime
$15.06 - $35.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,578  
   
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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$24,373 - $51,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 790
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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 does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. For Administrative Assistants in Houston, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $42K.

Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salaries





Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Organizing
0%

National Average
$35,000

Typing
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Filing
up arrow 4%

Phone Support
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 299 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 24%