Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.45 per hour.

$24,098 - $45,036
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $33,180
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$9.95 - $18.06
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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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
$24,098 - $45,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $3,338  
Commission
$75.00 - $7,000  
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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$21,253 - $41,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,970
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $18.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.42  
Overtime
$13.31 - $28.87  
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 - $2,056  
   
Commission
$75.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $3,338  
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).
)
$21,253 - $41,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18,398
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Administrative Assistant Advice

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

Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis:
"Find a Mentor."
In most environments, I feel, it is important to have guidance and or a mentor in your field. I find work challenging due to not having a mentor or direction. A degree only goes so far.

Administrative Assistant in Dallas:
"Multi-tasking vs. Focus."
Be prepared physically and mentally. Come to work rested. Establish priorities and eliminate distractions.

Administrative Assistant in Fort Wayne:
Make your job your--take ownership. Always be ready to stretch yourself and be sure you are completely dependable.

Administrative Assistant in Aiken:
"Are there opportunities for advancement?"
Make sure your job have an upward trajectory and isn't stagnant. If there are opportunities for advancement, please take advantage of them. Be prepared to say no in a million different ways. Demand nothing less than excellence. Check, check, and triple check all of your work, especially the routine projects.

Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City:
"Be a Go-Getter and never give up. Love a Challenge."
It will be a heavy load, but it can be rewarding. Always something to do.

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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 5082 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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