Administrative Assistant Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)

Philadelphia Administrative Assistants can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35,269 per year. Pay starts at $24,499 and can approach $49,848 per year on the higher side. Although most have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, about one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Administrative Assistants in Philadelphia, Pa. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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 (?
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$24,499 - $49,848  
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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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $31K, increasing to $36K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $38K. As Administrative Assistants in Philadelphia approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter 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 about one-fifth. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

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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