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Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.24 per hour.
$23,948 - $44,348
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MEDIAN: $32,577
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$9.87 - $17.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,948 - $44,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $3,297  
Commission
$100.67 - $8,049  
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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$21,075 - $41,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,994
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $17.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.77  
Overtime
$13.08 - $28.31  
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 - $2,037  
   
Commission
$100.67 - $8,049  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $3,297  
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).
)
$21,075 - $41,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17,947
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Administrative Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in Scottsdale:
In the non-profit world I have found that pay/salary is usually a bit less than in the public sector. Also, some positions have benefits while others do not, so check out these details before applying for a job.
Administrative Assistant in Canton:
"My degree is not paying for itself."
Learn to multi-task because projects are always popping up. You learn to be a counselor, record keeper, calculating, spreadsheet making, payroll keeping, test giving, hiring and orienting genius!
Administrative Assistant in Hollywood:
"Not much, I really like to work."
Negotiate salary as you think that you are really valuable. Be responsible.
Administrative Assistant in Frankfort:
"State Government Not So Peachy."
This type of job is easier to advance in in the private sector. If you choose to take a job like this with the state government, plan to stay in that position without a raise or promotion for quite sometime until you have X-amount of years of experience in that specific field or you've obtained specialty training such as IT or management courses that would allow you move around in your organization.
Administrative Assistant in Sacramento:
"Treat Everyone The Same."
With today's technology, news (good or bad) and reputations travel 'uber' fast so treat everyone you come into contact with the same level of respect. Be patient when explaining things or learning things - everyone has different levels of understanding. Always treat your clients, bosses, co-workers, guests kindly. You never know who they know.

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
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Customer Relations
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Accounts Payable
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National Average
$30,000

Phone Support
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Accounts Receivable
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Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Typing
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5554 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 34%