An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.17 per hour.

$24,926 - $47,712
$25K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,834
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$10.28 - $18.74
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MEDIAN: $14.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,926 - $47,712  
   
Bonus
$254.74 - $4,175  
Profit Sharing
$191.89 - $4,842  
Commission
$203.73 - $9,154  
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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$22,442 - $42,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6,452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $18.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $4.02  
Overtime
$15.46 - $30.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$254.74 - $4,175  
   
Commission
$203.73 - $9,154  
Profit Sharing
$191.89 - $4,842  
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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$22,442 - $42,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15,112

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National Average: $30,991

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Administrative Assistant Advice

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

Administrative Assistant in Natick:
"Going Above & Beyond."
Always take advantage of new jobs that are given to you. Do your job efficiently & in a timely manner. Have good customer relations.

Administrative Assistant in Huntington:
You need to be very organized, professional and know how to prioritize. Computer skills are important. Learn the business you're in.

Administrative Assistant in Walnut Creek:
"Revenue."
I wish I knew how much my company, as a med spa, and luxury brand in the industry made in revenue in order to negotiate a higher salary based on my experience.

Administrative Assistant in Bangor:
"Know up front what would be expected of me."
Ask a lot of questions, ask to shadow someone before your first day on the job.

Administrative Assistant in McAllen:
"My role has limited HR-related tasks/responsibilities."
The most important skills to develop/master are networking, interpersonal skills, time management and organizational skills. If you can't make things happen, deal with people and keep the balls in the air you are worth anything to anyone.

Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Organization Matters."
To be an administrative assistant the most important component is being highly organized.

Administrative Assistant in Chicago:
"Gain experience and give ultimatum."
Over achieve so that if you left they wouldn't know what to do without you.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3193 votes.
074
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries



Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Organizing
0%

Accounts Payable
0%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3193 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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