For Management Assistants, yearly average wages total $45K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career length and the particular employer. Women make up the majority of Management Assistants (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,622 - $63,577
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,168
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$10.98 - $23.80
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,622 - $63,577  
   
Bonus
$196.53 - $7,861  
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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$27,073 - $59,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $23.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.56  
Overtime
$17.00 - $32.82  
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
$196.53 - $7,861  
   
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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$27,073 - $59,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Management Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. A Retail Store Manager or a Restaurant General Manager is a typical transition from a Management Assistant role.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $44K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $35K to $48K.

Popular Skills for Management Assistant


Survey results suggest that Management Assistants put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those 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.


For Management Assistants, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $40K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $40K. Management Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. 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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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
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National Average
$41,000



Skills That Affect Management Assistant Salaries

Operations Management
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Sales
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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