Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.64 per hour.

$24,351 - $45,686
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,790
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$10.04 - $18.21
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,351 - $45,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,459  
Profit Sharing
$153.61 - $3,492  
Commission
$35.35 - $6,219  
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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$21,522 - $41,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9,566
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $18.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.57  
Overtime
$13.97 - $29.34  
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 - $2,459  
   
Commission
$35.35 - $6,219  
Profit Sharing
$153.61 - $3,492  
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).
)
$21,522 - $41,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20,133
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,328

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

Administrative Assistant in Hermitage:
"Care to Treat Others As You Want to be Treated."
Don't settle to not go beyond your job title and not care enough to research and find out things more. Don't accept no for an answer unless you have tried everything. Learn to speak up and ask questions if you don't know. Be professional but not stuffy. Always make sure to speak positive and do your job with excellence, because in the long run your quality of work will get noticed. Know about the company you work for which will help you to know how to interact and work with the clients and the board of directors.

Administrative Assistant in Atlanta:
"Be flexible and level-headed."
Don't be afraid to ask questions and admit that you don't know something. Reach out to everyone around you in order to efficiently problem-solve. It's going to be a team effort but you've got to be the person directing the journey. Be pro-active. Don't be afraid to delegate; if someone else can do it better than you or if you need help then you shouldn't hesitate to ask.

Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati:
"That there really was no advancement. High turnover rate."
There is a high turnover rate within the company. You will have to apply for a promotion several times before you will receive one.

Administrative Assistant in Rockville:
"Organization is key to success in this position."
Be willing to learn, and flexibility is a must. Also, further your education for advancement.

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Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

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 5125 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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