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Administrative Associate Salary (United States)

The average Administrative Associate in the United States earns approximately $14.61 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Administrative Associates spread between $24K and $52K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. The vast majority of Administrative Associates (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. Job satisfaction for Administrative Associates is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Administrative Associate Salary (?
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$27,597 - $55,731
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MEDIAN: $39,039
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Administrative Associate Salary (?
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$10.20 - $21.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,597 - $55,731  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $4,363  
Total Pay (?
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$23,521 - $51,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $21.22  
   
Overtime
$9.11 - $36.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $4,363  
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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$23,521 - $51,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 532
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Job Description for Administrative Associate

Administrative associates (also referred to as administrative assistants) perform a wide range of clerical and secretarial tasks for an organization. Their work usually focuses on maintaining the office's budget and expenses, updating records, and administering company policy guidelines. Additional common duties are ordering office supplies, serving as a mentor for other office staff, training new staff, and assisting with public relations efforts.
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Administrative Associate Tasks
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Associate

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For Administrative Associates, career progression to an Operations Manager role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, an Operations Manager, an upper-level role, can earn $58K annually. Becoming an Office Manager or an Executive Assistant is often the next step for an Administrative Associate.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Associate

Employees at Stanford University enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $56K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $46K and higher ones not far away at only $66K.
FedEx Ground offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($27K).

Popular Skills for Administrative Associate

Administrative Associates seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Office Administration and Data Entry. People who know Microsoft Office usually also know Data Entry and Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Administrative Associates, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. For Administrative Associates, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $42K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Administrative Associates that is 56 percent greater than the national average, Palo Alto offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Administrative Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+41 percent), Dallas (+30 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Workers in Virginia Beach and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Administrative Associate Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Associate?
Administrative Associate in Birmingham:
"Work Flexibility, Moderate Stress Level, Challenging."
Pros: I am never bored and always busy. Able to use many of my skills and experiences.
Cons: Pay and total amount of time it takes to complete a task. My role and responsibilities are always changing.

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Experience Affects Administrative Associate Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Associate Salaries

Microsoft Office
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$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%