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Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $13.40 per hour.

$24,080 - $44,853
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $32,966
10%
50%
90%

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$9.92 - $18.00
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
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$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,080 - $44,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
Profit Sharing
$196.78 - $3,173  
Commission
$96.96 - $6,196  
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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$21,211 - $41,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,889
National Hourly Rate 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$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $18.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.10  
Overtime
$13.18 - $28.60  
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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
   
Commission
$96.96 - $6,196  
Profit Sharing
$196.78 - $3,173  
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).
)
$21,211 - $41,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18,097

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Administrative Assistant Advice

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

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.

Administrative Assistant in San Diego:
"Always Ask If Can Help Further."
Upon analyzing the company resources you have available to complete your tasks, you may assess - if you are a good problem solver - that you could probably steam line one or two processes. To bring these up to the boss, first ask if you can help further in a certain area. Then bring up your idea on creating a more efficient process with your boss, that is you and your boss could create this process together.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Filing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5284 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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