Administrative Associate Salary

Administrative Associates in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $40K annually for pay. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Most Administrative Associates report high levels of job satisfaction.

$28,430 - $57,339
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,028
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$10.79 - $22.24
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,430 - $57,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
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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$24,964 - $54,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $22.24  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $37.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
   
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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$24,964 - $54,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. It is not unusual for an Administrative Associate 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 offers the best pay with a median salary of $57K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $46K and maxing out at just $66K.

FedEx Ground offers the least pay with a median salary of $27K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $34K.

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 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry. Most people familiar with 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. Administrative Associates bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Administrative Associates who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $42K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Administrative Associates, busy Palo Alto offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. 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 (+21 percent). Administrative Associates in San Antonio take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Virginia Beach and Philadelphia (23 percent lower and 20 percent lower, 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%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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