Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.48 per hour.

$24,158 - $45,104

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$9.96 - $18.09

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,158 - $45,104  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,059  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $3,161  
Commission
$51.35 - $6,170  
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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$21,292 - $41,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,922
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $18.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.42  
Overtime
$13.38 - $28.97  
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 - $2,059  
   
Commission
$51.35 - $6,170  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $3,161  
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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$21,292 - $41,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18,417
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Administrative Assistant Advice

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

Administrative Assistant in Bethlehem:
"Whatever It Takes."
The primary responsibility of this position is to make your executive's work life easier.

Administrative Assistant in Dallas:
"Always know if there is a possibility to move up."
If you do not plan to stay in this position, stay updated on your technical and business skills so that you can transfer your knowledge to another position within your company or another company all together.

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.

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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
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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 4960 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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