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Administrative Associate Salary

Most Administrative Associates in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.07 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Administrative Associates stretch from $24K on the lower end to $53K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,038 - $56,786
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,639
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$10.41 - $21.87
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,038 - $56,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $4,470  
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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$24,355 - $53,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $21.87  
   
Overtime
$10.16 - $37.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $4,470  
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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$24,355 - $53,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 488

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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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Administrative Associates may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. It is not uncommon for an Administrative Associate to continue on to become an Office Manager or an Executive Assistant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Associate


Administrative Associates flock to Children's Hospital, Boston, Stanford University, FedEx Ground, University of Texas (UT) - Austin, and Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. With a median salary of $57K, Stanford University offers Administrative Associates the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $46K and are capped at $66K.

Considering that the median salary at FedEx Ground is a shallow $27K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Administrative Associate


Administrative Associates report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Human Resources, Office Administration, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $36K. Administrative Associates bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Administrative Associates, South San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 80 percent above the national average. Administrative Associates will also find cushy salaries in Palo Alto (+53 percent), San Francisco (+38 percent), Dallas (+29 percent), and New York (+23 percent). Administrative Associates' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Administrative Associates in San Antonio bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Virginia Beach (22 percent less) and Philadelphia (19 percent less).

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

Office Management
up arrow 16%

Human Resources
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 17%
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