An average Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas can expect to take home roughly $16.00 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — close to a fourth — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,758 - $53,817  
   
Bonus
$443.85 - $5,029  
Commission
$4,000  
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$25,682 - $50,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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$11.70 - $21.47  
   
Overtime
$17.80 - $34.29  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$443.85 - $5,029  
   
Commission
$4,000  
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$25,682 - $50,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 420

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
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:
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Although M. D. Anderson Cancer Center offers the highest salaries (median pay is $43K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $33K to $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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


Administrative Assistants in Houston with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $34K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. On average, Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas make $40K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $42K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 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
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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