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Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.15 per hour.
Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$23,882 - $44,072
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MEDIAN: $32,365
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Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$9.82 - $17.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,882 - $44,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
Profit Sharing
$203.73 - $3,894  
Commission
$183.83 - $8,115  
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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$20,978 - $40,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $17.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.73  
Overtime
$13.06 - $27.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
   
Commission
$183.83 - $8,115  
Profit Sharing
$203.73 - $3,894  
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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$20,978 - $40,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18,076
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Administrative Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in Frankfort:
"State Government Not So Peachy."
This type of job is easier to advance in in the private sector. If you choose to take a job like this with the state government, plan to stay in that position without a raise or promotion for quite sometime until you have X-amount of years of experience in that specific field or you've obtained specialty training such as IT or management courses that would allow you move around in your organization.
Administrative Assistant in Sacramento:
"Treat Everyone The Same."
With today's technology, news (good or bad) and reputations travel 'uber' fast so treat everyone you come into contact with the same level of respect. Be patient when explaining things or learning things - everyone has different levels of understanding. Always treat your clients, bosses, co-workers, guests kindly. You never know who they know.
Administrative Assistant in Atlanta:
"That It Was Not Going To Be A Telecommute."
Make sure this is something that you plan on enjoying and that your skill set is strong.
Administrative Assistant in Austin:
"Be Prepared To Wear Many Hats."
This position is a high level administrative assistant position. It is not entry level. As the administrative assistant here, you will be expected to take on responsibilities that span every department. You must be comfortable with flexibility in your job description and with operating under quick deadlines while maintaining efficiency and accuracy.
Administrative Assistant in Boca Raton:
"Words To Help Your Career."
Pay attention to detail. Be proficient in Microsoft word and excel. Computer savvy. The customer is always right!
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Payable
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Customer Relations
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$30,000
Accounts Receivable
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Data Entry
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Phone Support
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Customer Service
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Typing
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 34%