Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Administrative Assistant is $14.43 per hour. A skill in Event Planning is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$25,130 - $50,335
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MEDIAN: $35,414
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Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.24 - $20.04
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,130 - $50,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,489  
Profit Sharing
$302.00 - $4,118  
Commission
$2.80 - $8,744  
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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$22,746 - $46,740  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50,000
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $20.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.91  
Overtime
$13.55 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,489  
   
Commission
$2.80 - $8,744  
Profit Sharing
$302.00 - $4,118  
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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$22,746 - $46,740  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50,000
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Job Description for Administrative Assistant
As an administrative assistant, your job will be to perform a wide variety of office support tasks within the organization while supporting the employees and supervisors of the department to which you are assigned.
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Administrative Assistant Tasks
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?
Administrative Assistant in Eastman:
"Conditions."
Pros: I like the flexibility the most. I am able to work without the confines of a deadline when I first start on a project.
Cons: My boss waits until the last minute to approve projects/ads. He adds to my stress level. There are no benefits at all. Not even vacation or paid time off. No insurance or holiday pay. No raises unless you beg and sometimes not then.
Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City:
"It's A Good Title, However, You Have To Be Happy In Your Job."
Pros: The independence.
Cons: Gossip, no pay raises, no dental, no 401K, nothing to advance to.
Administrative Assistant in Fairfield:
"The Beauty Of It."
Pros: I love the industry. Hair and makeup is a passion of mine. I love discounts on items I love to use. My boss in flexible with schedules.
Cons: Because my position is at the back end of things, recognition could be better. I feel under-paid.
Administrative Assistant in Provo:
"Administrative Assistant Is A Great Starter Job."
Pros: Variety, jack of all trades, using technology, working with lots of different people, learning a lot of new skills and tricks, being able to leave work at work, feel like my job helps people.
Cons: Hard to break out of the box/transfer to other job roles. Sometimes viewed as lower than others, rather than a partner.
Administrative Assistant in El Reno:
"Office Conditions, Stress And Rewards."
Pros: Help other to teach others to save lives through nursing and emergency medical. We are shaping them to be heroes. Even though I am only the administrative assistant I still feel somewhat part of each of our students lives. Its a rewarding job.
Cons: The fact that you have to go through so many channels to get anything done. Considering this is a government institution we have several departments each having their on piece of the pie. Each piece does not work together too well. In other wards it s unorganized.
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Organizing
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Accounts Payable
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National Average
$32,000
Customer Relations
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Typing
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Accounts Receivable
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Data Entry
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12640 votes.
Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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