For Management Assistants, yearly average wages total $45K annually. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. There are more female Management Assistants who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,311 - $64,051
$31K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,456
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50%
90%

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$11.11 - $23.26
$11
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,311 - $64,051  
   
Bonus
$197.97 - $7,796  
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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$27,563 - $59,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $23.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.56  
Overtime
$17.66 - $32.03  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$197.97 - $7,796  
   
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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$27,563 - $59,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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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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There are some Management Assistants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Operations Managers, where earnings are an average $59K annually. More commonly, Management Assistants become Retail Store Managers or Restaurant General Managers.

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Management Assistants flock to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $50K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Management Assistant


Survey results imply that Management Assistants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Sales, Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Assistant

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


Management Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $40K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. As Management Assistants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $51K.

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
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Management Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Management Assistant Salaries

Sales
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National Average
$41,000


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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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