Management Assistant Salary

Median pay for Management Assistants in the United States is around $45K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the specific company. The majority of Management Assistants (69 percent) who took the survey are women. For the most part, Management Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,751 - $62,463
$32K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,820
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50%
90%

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$10.96 - $23.67
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.55
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90%

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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
$31,751 - $62,463  
   
Bonus
$196.53 - $5,120  
Profit Sharing
$2,525  
Commission
$3,475  
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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$27,130 - $58,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $23.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.56  
Overtime
$19.44 - $33.10  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$196.53 - $5,120  
   
Commission
$3,475  
Profit Sharing
$2,525  
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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$27,130 - $58,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Job Description for Management Assistant

Management assistants provide administrative support to managers within their organization. These assistants work in a variety of fields, as many managers use assistants to handle tasks and minor problems that emerge during a typical business day. Generally, management assistants report directly to the manager they are assisting. The tasks performed by these assistants may vary depending on the field and organization, but some general duties include responding to phone calls and emails, performing research as requested, performing data management and reporting, and ensuring that office supply levels are adequate, as well as ordering new supplies as they are needed.

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Management Assistant Tasks

  • Perform administrative support to senior managers.
  • Assist in the development of presentations.
  • Schedule conference calls.

Common Career Paths for Management Assistant


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It's not very common for Management Assistants to move on to become Operations Managers. Average pay for an Operations Manager is $59K annually. However, becoming a Retail Store Manager or Restaurant General Manager is a more frequent transition for Management Assistants.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Management Assistant


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center offers the most; Management Assistants earn $50K on average there.

Popular Skills for Management Assistant


Typical Management Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Management Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Management Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 147 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Management Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Management Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 55 salaries. A Management Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,691

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

Management Assistants will find that Newark offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 43 percent. Management Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent) and Washington (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 7 percent below the national average.

Management Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Management Assistant?

Management Assistant in Richmond:
"Set appointments and meetings. Assist with Hiring."
Pros: Generally I have lots of free time because I am efficient. I volunteer for other projects or to assist additional managers. I can earn credit hours to use for vacation time.
Cons: I do not do work commeasurate with my education and skills. The agency values a technical or finance background. I am not able to advance as I would wish. I have been told by my manager that this is a dead end job.

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Key Stats for Management Assistant

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Management Assistant Salaries

▲24%

▲14%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Management Assistant Salaries

Sales
▲4%


Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$41,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%
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