Administrative Assistant Salary

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $15.05 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$26,876 - $53,645
$27K
$38K
$54K
MEDIAN: $37,938
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50%
90%

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$11.16 - $20.92
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$15
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MEDIAN: $15.14
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$0$53K
Salary $26,876 - $53,645
Bonus $293.65 - $4,897
Profit Sharing $225.00 - $5,896
Commission $296.75 - $9,741
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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$24,383 - $48,987
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14,611
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.16 - $20.92
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.66
Overtime $16.53 - $33.59
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $293.65 - $4,897
Commission $296.75 - $9,741
Profit Sharing $225.00 - $5,896
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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$24,383 - $48,987
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28,846

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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants are employed in a very wide range of fields and provides various types administrative assistance to employees. Depending on the workload, they may be trusted with carrying out tasks for one or many individuals within a department, and cross-department work is sometimes necessary. The tasks they perform vary greatly depending on who they assist; when working for individuals, tasks may be personal in nature, such as running errands and fulfilling tasks as they are assigned.

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Administrative Assistant Tasks

  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 20,825 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 12,406 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 12,302 salaries. An Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 6,392 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,738

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Administrative Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis:
Pros: I love that I get to work with people, communicate, and help people.
Cons: I do not like that I am on call 24/7.

Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati:
"Administrative Assistant - What Do I Deserve."
Pros: I enjoy the learning opportunities, being able to flex in different departments and help out.
Cons: Sometimes it is overwhelming being so heavily depended on and feeling like your not compensated/appreciated for all you do.

Administrative Assistant in California:
"Assistant."
Pros: Flexible. Freedom to implement work methods.
Cons: Boss.

Administrative Assistant in Anaheim:
Pros: I get to challenge myself in different areas.
Cons: Can be overwhelming.

Administrative Assistant in Houston:
"Hours Flexibility."
Pros: My management caters to my school schedule. It is close to home. Relaxed environment. I am an essential employee.
Cons: Stressful coworkers. No policies. No room for growth. I do certain jobs but have not been given the title to match.

Administrative Assistant in Statesboro:
"Great work flexibility and office conditions are nice."
Pros: I have sick and vacation time. I have major holidays off. I have comp time to use when I work after hours.
Cons: The set up of my workstation is not correct. Needs to be more ergonomically set up.

Administrative Assistant in Nashville:
"Lacking in Recognition as a Valuable Contributor."
Pros: My role is very flexible with time, allowing for a great work/life balance. I am also in a very lucky position given my specific location and team structure in that I have the ability to network with various teams, managers and executives across different departments. This provides an excellent chance to take on additional projects and expand my skills beyond the scope of my title.
Cons: The culture of my team is one of in-fighting, harmful gossip and insincere relationships. It means I have to constantly be on guard against adding fuel to the fire or being dragged into the back-and-forth game of favoritism. I also struggle to have my contributions recognized, often getting asked what's the difference between my role and a secretary or why I am a member (or leader) of a project when my title ranks lower than others on the internal company band scale. Currently, I navigate these frustrations as the growth and learning opportunities available are worth the struggle for a little while longer. I am actively seeking other internal roles in the same geographical area while I further my education and project experience.

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Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7817 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$34,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


▲1%



National Average
$34,000

Office Administration
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Organizing
▼1%




▼4%



▼6%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7817 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 31%
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