Management Assistant Salary

The average Management Assistant in the United States earns approximately $44K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Management Assistants survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,935 - $62,099
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,637
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$11.17 - $25.23
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$30,935 - $62,099  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$28,047 - $59,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $25.23  
   
Overtime
$12.15 - $30.89  
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 - $5,068  
   
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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$28,047 - $59,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Management Assistants do not often transition into Operations Manager roles. The role averages $59K per year. It is more probable, however, that Management Assistants become Retail Store Managers or Restaurant General Managers.

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Job skills reported by Management Assistants are limited. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Management Assistant

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


Management Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $39K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Management Assistants make a median salary of $41K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Management Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $51K.

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 26%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Management Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Sales
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
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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
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 16%
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