Administrative Assistant in Seattle Salary

The average Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Wash. can expect to rake in roughly $16.29 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,629 - $51,077
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,671
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$12.56 - $22.56
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$13
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,629 - $51,077  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,985  
Profit Sharing
$2,225  
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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$26,882 - $49,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $22.56  
   
Overtime
$13.81 - $34.28  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,225  
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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$26,882 - $49,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 403
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Seattle Administrative Assistants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $35K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $37K. Administrative Assistants in Seattle, Wash. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Administrative Assistants in Seattle with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $43K.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries



Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Office Administration
0%

National Average
$36,000

Organizing
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Scheduling
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Bookkeeping
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Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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