For Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas, hourly average wages total $15.82 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Houston Administrative Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,836 - $53,214
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MEDIAN: $39,297
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$11.63 - $21.42
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,836 - $53,214  
   
Bonus
$463.69 - $5,072  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,684 - $50,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $21.42  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $33.83  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$463.69 - $5,072  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$25,684 - $50,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 437
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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


For many Houston Administrative Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $42K.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Office
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Scheduling
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Accounts Receivable
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Organizing
0%

National Average
$36,000

Office Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Typing
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Customer Relations
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Filing
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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