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.