Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

Administrative Assistants in Atlanta, Ga. can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39K per year. The particular firm and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Most Administrative Assistants in Atlanta report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$26,024 - $53,701
$26K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,543
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$11.71 - $21.19
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MEDIAN: $15.43
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,024 - $53,701  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $4,316  
Profit Sharing
$2,337  
Total Pay (?
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$25,003 - $51,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 219
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $21.19  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $37.53  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$198.66 - $4,316  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,337  
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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$25,003 - $51,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
463,875
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
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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 $32,000 based on 176 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 $36,000 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 131 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 $42,000 based on 68 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working in Atlanta?

Administrative Assistant in Atlanta:
"Working in Atlanta."
Pros: The Good is that it's clean, my colleagues are very smart people, people are friendly, and the weather is usually great.
Cons: Traffic is the biggest problem with working in Atlanta. Most professionals live outside the perimeter and must travel to work inside Atlanta. I would like to see more companies hire locally or offer telecommuting in the 21st Century.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲17%

▲9%

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National Average
$36,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲5%

▲5%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%


National Average
$36,000


▼1%

▼2%


▼4%




▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 22%
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