Administrative Assistant Salary in Atlanta, Georgia (United States)

Atlanta Administrative Assistants can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $33,972 per year. Compensation ranges from $24,564 on the low end to $48,456 per year on the high end. While 25 percent report receiving no health benefits, 73 percent do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia Salary (?
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$26,816 - $50,545
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MEDIAN: $35,679
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Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia Salary (?
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$10.35 - $21.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,816 - $50,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,593  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $2,015  
Total Pay (?
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$24,564 - $48,456  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $21.10  
   
Overtime
$14.09 - $32.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,593  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $2,015  
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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$24,564 - $48,456  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Administrative Assistants in Atlanta, Ga., experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $31K—can reach $34K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $38K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Administrative Assistants in Atlanta earning an average of $41K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 18 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Scheduling
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
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Typing
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Office Administration
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Customer Relations
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Organizing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
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Phone Support
0%
Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$34,000
Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 25%
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