Administrative Assistant Salary in Seattle (United States)

Administrative Assistants in Seattle can expect to earn an average of $16.07 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.45 per hour to $22.16. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$27,285 - $49,730
(Median)
27K
36K
43K
50K
MEDIAN: $36,430
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Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$12.45 - $22.16
(Median)
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22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,285 - $49,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
Profit Sharing
$825 - $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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$26,551 - $48,746  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $22.16  
   
Overtime
$16.78 - $33.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$825 - $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).
)
$26,551 - $48,746  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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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., experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Salaries increase to $37K from around $34K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $41K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries grow more slowly as Administrative Assistants in Seattle approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $44K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Organizational Development
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Office Administration
up arrow 2%
Scheduling
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Organizing
0%
Typing
0%
National Average
$35,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Customer Relations
up arrow 1%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 1%
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%
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