Entry-Level Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant is $13.40 per hour. A skill in Travel Planning is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$24,008 - $46,902
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,987
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Entry-Level Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$9.85 - $18.68
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,008 - $46,902  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,050  
Profit Sharing
$81.70 - $3,915  
Commission
$2,000 - $7,861  
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).
)
$21,190 - $44,179  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 567
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $18.68  
   
Overtime
$14.43 - $29.20  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,050  
   
Commission
$2,000 - $7,861  
Profit Sharing
$81.70 - $3,915  
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).
)
$21,190 - $44,179  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 814
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Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Santa Barbara:
"Challenge and Experience."
The legal field is challenging, especially the civil litigation process. However, with time and experience, the ability to work with people, documents, trials, etc. Is a valuable resource both personally and professionally. Other areas of law include corporation, real estate and trust matters. All areas require learning software, keeping up on rules and fees and document revision and updates.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries

Travel Planning
up arrow 21%
Event Planning
up arrow 10%
Office Administration
up arrow 4%
Scheduling
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Organizing
up arrow 2%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%
Office Management
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
0%
Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$31,000
Accounting
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 2%
Software Knowledge
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 8%

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Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 33%
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