Management Assistant Salary

Management Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $44K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Management Assistants is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Management Assistants making up 73 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,106 - $63,093

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$11.17 - $24.82

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,106 - $63,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$28,348 - $59,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $24.82  
   
Overtime
$11.95 - $30.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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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$28,348 - $59,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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

  • 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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Though it's uncommon, some Management Assistants move into roles as Operations Managers, where pay is an average $59K per year. However, becoming a Retail Store Manager or Restaurant General Manager is a more frequent transition for Management Assistants.

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Management Assistants who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Assistant

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


For Management Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $40K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $40K. Management Assistants see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $50K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Management Assistant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Management Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Management Assistant Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%
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