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Management Assistant Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Management Assistants in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $43K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Management Assistants is high. Most Management Assistants survey respondents are women (72 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$30,936 - $60,682
(Median)
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43K
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MEDIAN: $43,012
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$10.87 - $25.20
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,936 - $60,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,098  
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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$26,885 - $58,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $25.20  
   
Overtime
$11.25 - $31.95  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,098  
   
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).
)
$26,885 - $58,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
United States (change)

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

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

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 $58K annually. Becoming a Retail Store Manager or a Restaurant General Manager is, however, a more typical career progression for Management Assistants.

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Professional skills reported by Management Assistants are few in number. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Assistant

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $39K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $39K. Management Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $51K.

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Experience Affects Management Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$40,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Management Assistant Salaries


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Sales
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%