Administrative Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa Salary

The average wage for an Administrative Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa is $15.24 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Event Planning and Scheduling.

$21,166 - $54,248
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MEDIAN: $39,557
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$10.98 - $19.49
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MEDIAN: $15.24
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,166 - $54,248  
   
Bonus
$1,148  
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$23,040 - $44,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $19.49  
   
Overtime
$13.79 - $28.11  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,148  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,040 - $44,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 17 salaries. An Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲15%

▲13%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


▲14%

Microsoft Excel
▲7%



National Average
$36,000

Accounts Receivable
▼1%

Customer Relations
▼5%

Bookkeeping
▼8%

▼9%


Phone Support
▼15%

Microsoft Word
▼19%

Powerpoint
▼19%

Typing
▼21%

Organizing
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 22%