Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salary

An average Houston Administrative Assistant can expect to take home roughly $15.83 per hour. In the world of Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $53K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $2K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Houston Administrative Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just over a fifth claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$28,545 - $53,382
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$29K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,001
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$11.24 - $22.50
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$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,545 - $53,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,378  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,040  
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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$24,937 - $52,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 668
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $22.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.03 - $35.47  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,378  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,040  
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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$24,937 - $52,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 790
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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


Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $33K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. 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 $43K.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries



Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Payable
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Relations
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Organizing
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Customer Service
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Typing
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 255 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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