Administrative Assistant Salary in Houston, Texas

For Houston Administrative Assistants, hourly average wages total $15.59 per hour. Total cash compensation for Administrative Assistants in Houston runs from $25K to $52K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,952 - $52,715
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,423
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$11.19 - $22.43
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,952 - $52,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,037  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$24,837 - $52,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 658
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $22.43  
   
Overtime
$15.44 - $35.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,037  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$24,837 - $52,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 772
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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 many Houston Administrative Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $32K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. Administrative Assistants in Houston see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salaries



Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
0%

Organizing
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Phone Support
up arrow 4%

Filing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 256 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%
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