Administrative Associate Salary

The three highest-paying cities for Administrative Associates can all be found in California: San Diego, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. Most Administrative Associates report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,073 - $57,123
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,356
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.48 - $22.46
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,073 - $57,123  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,488  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Commission
$6,000  
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).
)
$25,869 - $54,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 527
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $22.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.73 - $39.01  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,488  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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).
)
$25,869 - $54,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 496
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Administrative Associates do not often transition into Operations Manager roles. The role averages $59K per year. The most common promotion for Administrative Associates is Executive Assistant, a position that typically pays $45K annually. Another standard transition for Administrative Associates seeking advancement is to assume an Office Manager role, where pay is often $35K.

Administrative Assistant Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Associate


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Administrative Associates include Stanford University, Children's Hospital, Boston, FedEx Ground, University of Texas (UT) - Austin, and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Although salaries only range from $41K to just $65K, Stanford University still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $55K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where Administrative Associates typically earn around $48K, $47K, or $44K, respectively.

Pay for Administrative Associates is the lowest at FedEx Ground, which has a median salary of $27K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $34K. 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 require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Executive Support, Data Analysis, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 26 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry and Customer Service. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Administrative Associates — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. 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 $43K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,578

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

For Administrative Associates, San Diego, Palo Alto, and San Francisco, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 24 percent less in Virginia Beach and 2 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Administrative Associate Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Associate Salaries

Executive Support
up arrow 37%

Data Analysis
up arrow 26%

Office Management
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
ADVERTISEMENT