Administrative Assistant Salary in Atlanta, Georgia (United States)

Administrative Assistants in Atlanta may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation in this field is $33,972 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $24,564 to $48,456 per year. While about a quarter report receiving no health benefits, most do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most Atlanta Administrative Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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 (?
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  
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  
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.
Atlanta Administrative Assistants do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. At career start, salaries are typically $31K, which grow to $34K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $38K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Administrative Assistants in Atlanta, Ga. at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $41K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 18 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.
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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
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Microsoft Excel
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Typing
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Office Administration
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Customer Relations
up arrow 2%
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
up arrow 4%
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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%