Administrative Associate Salary

Administrative Associates in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $40K annually. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and experience level are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half.

$28,542 - $57,399

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$10.94 - $22.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,542 - $57,399  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
Profit Sharing
$525 - $2,500  
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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$25,163 - $54,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $22.26  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $37.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
   
Profit Sharing
$525 - $2,500  
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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$25,163 - $54,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 461
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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 who transition into an Operations Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $59K per year. 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


Dominating the field, Stanford University, Children's Hospital, Boston, FedEx Ground, University of Texas (UT) - Austin, and Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Administrative Associates. Stanford University pays the most with a median salary of $57K, though there is little variation overall ($46K to $66K).

Earnings fall especially short at FedEx Ground, where the median salary of $27K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Popular Skills for Administrative Associate


Administrative Associates report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Human Resources, Office Administration, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Office Administration and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Associate

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


For Administrative Associates, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $42K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Administrative Associates that is 50 percent greater than the national average, Palo Alto offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Administrative Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+36 percent), Dallas (+27 percent), Birmingham (+25 percent), and New York (+20 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Administrative Associates in Virginia Beach earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Workers in San Antonio and Athens earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 19 percent less, respectively).

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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
$36,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Associate Salaries

Office Management
up arrow 14%

Human Resources
up arrow 5%

Office Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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