Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.64 per hour.

$24,351 - $45,686
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,790
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$10.04 - $18.21
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,351 - $45,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,459  
Profit Sharing
$153.61 - $3,492  
Commission
$35.35 - $6,219  
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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$21,522 - $41,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9,566
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $18.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.57  
Overtime
$13.97 - $29.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,459  
   
Commission
$35.35 - $6,219  
Profit Sharing
$153.61 - $3,492  
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).
)
$21,522 - $41,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20,133
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,328

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Administrative Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Administrative Assistant in Newport News:
"Very busy and dealing with customers is very rewarding."
Have patients but make sure that you learn to speak for yourself in a professional manner.

Administrative Assistant in Sacramento:
"Multi-tasking."
Responsibilities include: Answering phones, Gathering information for prospective business, Assisting Managers in completing tasks, Reservation requests (if in your job description), filing, commissions, Rewards points, including other duties.

Administrative Assistant in San Diego:
"Where the company was headed."
Don't be afraid to ask questions of your superiors about what is going on in the company and its plans for the future.

Administrative Assistant in Easton:
"Other Duties as Assigned."
My contract states other duties as assigned, which I know know could be anything from taking a student home, to cleaning up a bloody nose.

Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas:
"How flexible are you?"
Two of the most important qualities necessary in this job, is the ability to be flexible and to be able to multi-task. Some days may be very routine while others are going to be packed with challenges and changes. Don't get to comfortable in a routine as it is bound to change. If you're flexible and able to go with the flow, your job will be much more successful.

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Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Organizing
0%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Relations
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Microsoft Word
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Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Typing
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5125 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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