Administrative Assistant Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)

Administrative Assistants in Philadelphia aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35,269 per year across the county. Pay starts at $24,499 and can approach $49,848 per year on the higher side. While 25 percent report receiving no health benefits, 73 percent do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Philadelphia Administrative Assistants who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary (?
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$25,978 - $51,527
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MEDIAN: $36,072
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Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary (?
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$11.21 - $22.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,978 - $51,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,723  
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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$24,499 - $49,848  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.21 - $22.63  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $34.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,723  
   
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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$24,499 - $49,848  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Philadelphia Administrative Assistants can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Beginning workers can expect to earn $31K starting out, which grows to $36K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $38K. As Administrative Assistants in Philadelphia, Pa. reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 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 21 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Organizing
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Microsoft Office
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Office Administration
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Typing
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National Average
$35,000
Organizational Development
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 25%
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