Management Assistant Salary

Average Management Assistants in the United States make around $43K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $27K and $58K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Management Assistants is high. Female Management Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,937 - $60,642
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,468
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90%

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$10.95 - $25.00
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,937 - $60,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,714  
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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$27,192 - $58,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $30.84  
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 - $4,714  
   
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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$27,192 - $58,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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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It's not very common for Management Assistants to move on to become Operations Managers. Average pay for an Operations Manager is $59K annually. A more common career path for Management Assistants is stepping into the role of Retail Store Manager or Restaurant General Manager.

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Survey results show that Management Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many Management Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Management Assistants in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $39K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Management Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Management Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Management Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Sales
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%