Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.46 per hour.

$24,130 - $45,080
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $33,224
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$9.95 - $18.08
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,130 - $45,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $3,363  
Commission
$51.95 - $7,708  
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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$21,265 - $41,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,945
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $18.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.42  
Overtime
$13.31 - $28.89  
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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,055  
   
Commission
$51.95 - $7,708  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $3,363  
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).
)
$21,265 - $41,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18,364
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Administrative Assistant Advice

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

Administrative Assistant in Springfield:
"Smile when you answer the phone the caller will notice."
Try to be in a positive mood everyday when you come to work, even thought you may not feel like it. It sets the tone for your day.

Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Be reliable."
Reliability is the most important quality in an employee. If I can rely on you to show up on time, do your job right, and be there when I need you, than you are the person I want to work for me.

Administrative Assistant in Framingham:
"That there was a pay ceiling for my position."
Don't work there if you want to advance your position/pay.

Administrative Assistant in San Diego:
"Learn as much as you can job wise so you can advance."
Learn all you can about your job and take on heavier responsibilities so you can advance.

Administrative Assistant in Gainesville:
"That it was a learn-as-you-go job."
Keep your eyes and ears open so that you can learn what is going on in the company because they won't sit you down to tell you. Act and dress professionally at all times.

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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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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 5037 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 34%
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