Management Assistant Salary

Management Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $44K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Female Management Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,531 - $61,816
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,441
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$10.73 - $24.41
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$30,531 - $61,816  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$26,327 - $58,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $24.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$12.77 - $30.99  
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
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
Commission
$3,475  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$26,327 - $58,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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.

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Management Assistants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Manager. The average Operations Manager brings home $59K per year. A Management Assistant may also move into a role as a Retail Store Manager or a Restaurant General Manager.

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Popular Skills for Management Assistant


Management Assistants only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Assistant

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


For many Management Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $39K 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 $39K. Management Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. 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 $49K.

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 24%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$40,000



Skills That Affect Management Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Sales
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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