Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.13 per hour.
Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$23,833 - $43,989
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MEDIAN: $32,264
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Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.82 - $17.78
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,833 - $43,989  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,033  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,609  
Commission
$195.74 - $8,182  
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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$20,960 - $40,944  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27,469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $17.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.38  
Overtime
$13.09 - $27.90  
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 - $2,033  
   
Commission
$195.74 - $8,182  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,609  
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).
)
$20,960 - $40,944  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27,469
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Administrative Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in Chicago:
"Daily Operations."
Learn what you need to know to make your boss successful in their day to day activities, thereby making you an essential part of their task. Their job satisfaction is directly related to yours whether you want it to be or not. Make yourself invaluable to their needs and be able to amend their weakness with your strengths.
Administrative Assistant in Chatham:
"Know The Career Path Opportunities Within The Company."
Know the facts. Don't listen to maybe promises. Do your best but know your limits. Ability to say no. Stand up for yourself when male co workers are demeaning. Understand the job requirements and for how many people you are required to do work.
Administrative Assistant in Castle Hayne:
"Do You Job Above And Beyond What Is Expected Of You."
Avoid gossiping with co-workers, as nothing good ever comes of doing so.
Administrative Assistant in San Angelo:
"The WTRC Blessing."
WTRC truly believes and practices their mission. We serve patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Administrative Assistant in Sioux Falls:
"More About How Raises Were Given."
It is not always the person with the most education that gets the job and the higher pay, but sometimes experience goes a long way.

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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Customer Relations
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$30,000
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Data Entry
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Gender

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female alumni
 
Male
8%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 34%
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