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Administrative Assistant Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

Earnings for Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas typically come in at around $15.27 per hour. Cash earnings of Administrative Assistants in Houston 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. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair portion have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. For the most part, Houston Administrative Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed 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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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  
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  
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 Administrative Assistants in Houston, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $36K. Houston Administrative Assistants see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $42K on average. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a majority land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-sixth.
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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

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%