The average wage for an Administrative Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa is $15.52 per hour. A skill in Event Planning is associated with high pay for this job.

$21,515 - $53,327
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$22K
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$53K
MEDIAN: $39,304
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$11.59 - $19.35
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,515 - $53,327  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$24,527 - $44,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $19.35  
   
Overtime
$13.79 - $36.21  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,527 - $44,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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About Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County, Iowa
210,317
Male:
103,726 (49.3%)
Female:
106,591 (50.7%)
Des Moines /dᵻˈmɔɪn/ is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is located on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks." The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States with 599,789 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Des Moines is a major center of the U.S. insurance industry and has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city was credited as the "number one...
Des Moines:
$49,072
Iowa:
$54,736
$781
Des Moines:
$119,500
Iowa:
$136,100
5.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$36,000



Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
0%

National Average
$36,000

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 12%

Organizing
up arrow 14%

Typing
up arrow 19%

Filing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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