Administrative Assistant Salary

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $14.85 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$26,179 - $52,611
(Median)
$26K
$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $37,006
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$10.76 - $20.54
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,179 - $52,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,914  
Profit Sharing
$300.83 - $4,058  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,675  
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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$23,721 - $48,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16,868
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $20.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.32  
Overtime
$14.57 - $32.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,914  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,675  
Profit Sharing
$300.83 - $4,058  
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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$23,721 - $48,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33,133
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,125

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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in New York:
Pros: I can get away from being late I just have to make my hours, at times my boss travels so I am alone in the office which I like it sometimes.
Cons: Low pay. Overwhelming. Dealing with many different personality. Juggling many task at once and expected to accomplish with ease. Tons of paper to file. Sitting in from of a computer for hours at times forgetting to go to lunch. Boss always criticizing my eating life style (vegan) Boss saying things he has no business saying. Every one who I work with are getting a good salary but I am the only one making below 12 an hour and does a lot of work. I don't even get paid if I stay late behind. I go home and the job follows me emails and always going off. If I am sick I still have to work from home. If I take a personal day I still have to work from where ever I am. There is no separation from personal to business.

Administrative Assistant in Vancouver:
Pros: Flexibility, office conditions, low stress level, paid vacation, working alone, working directly for the boss, consistency.
Cons: Long commute, performing job duties outside of my responsibilities.

Administrative Assistant in Tyler:
"Good For Now."
Pros: I enjoy this kind of office work. I enjoy the educational atmosphere and professionalism. The campus is beautiful. I work with good people. There is enough responsibility to make me feel like a useful member of the college, but not so much that I get stressed out.
Cons: Some faculty talk to me and/or treat me like I'm not as intelligent as they are. Some faculty see the kind of work I do as beneath them and/or that their time is more important than mine. This job can get boring when there is not much to do.

Administrative Assistant in Middleboro:
"My Experience."
Pros: I like being able to help the veterans get what they are entitled to for benefits. I also like the responsibility I am given and being able to work during the week and have weekends off.
Cons: I don't have enough hours and I have no benefits.

Administrative Assistant in Covina:
"Learning."
Pros: Learning various working methods and putting to practice the HR things that I had learned in school - that was invaluable.
Cons: The bad things about human character which make me sad - back stabbing, people using their influence to cut corners - things like that.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$33,000

Organizing
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Customer Relations
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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 12357 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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