Administrative Associate Salary

Administrative Associates in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K per year on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and experience level. The vast majority of Administrative Associates (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage.

$29,353 - $60,115
$29K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,360
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50%
90%

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$11.27 - $22.18
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,353 - $60,115  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $5,131  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$6,800  
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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$25,401 - $55,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $22.18  
   
Overtime
$17.03 - $36.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$400.00 - $5,131  
   
Commission
$6,800  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$25,401 - $55,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 504

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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

  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Associate


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Though it's uncommon, some Administrative Associates move into roles as Operations Managers, where pay is an average $59K per year. It is more probable, however, that Administrative Associates become Executive Assistants or Office Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Associate


Administrative Associates fill the offices of leading firms Children's Hospital, Boston, FedEx Ground, University of Texas (UT) - Austin, Stanford University, and Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC. For Administrative Associates, comfortable salaries can be found at Stanford University; in fact, median earnings sit around $52K, the highest in the area. Also paying near the top of the field are Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC at $48K, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) at $45K, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where Administrative Associates annually earn $44K.

Salaries are easily beat at FedEx Ground, where median pay comes to just $27K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $23K and ending at $34K, range in salary is rather small. Children's Hospital, Boston, University of Texas (UT) - Austin, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $36K, $40K, and $44K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Administrative Associate


Administrative Associates seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Executive Support, Financial Reporting, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 24 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Scheduling, Data Entry, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Customer Service and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Associate

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


For many Administrative Associates, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $35K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $37K. For Administrative Associates, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. As Administrative Associates reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,451

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Administrative Associates, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 53 percent above the national average. Administrative Associates will also find cushy salaries in Palo Alto (+42 percent), New York (+34 percent), Birmingham (+23 percent), and San Francisco (+18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbia. Tucson and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

Administrative Associate Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Administrative Associate

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Administrative Associate Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Administrative Associate Salaries

Executive Support
▲37%

Financial Reporting
▲24%

Database Administration
▲18%

Payroll Administration
▲18%

Operations Management
▲14%




Microsoft Office
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Human Resources
▼2%


▼5%


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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