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.