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Administrative Assistant Salary in Seattle

Administrative Assistants in Seattle pull down an average of $16.17 per hour. For the most part, Seattle Administrative Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,787 - $50,330
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,926
10%
50%
90%

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$12.37 - $22.60
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,787 - $50,330  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
Profit Sharing
$1,050 - $3,175  
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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$26,508 - $49,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $22.60  
   
Overtime
$17.18 - $35.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,050 - $3,175  
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).
)
$26,508 - $49,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Washington

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


For Administrative Assistants in Seattle, Wash., more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $34K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $37K. On average, Seattle Administrative Assistants make $41K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Administrative Assistant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $45K.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries


Organizational Development
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%