Management Assistant Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Management Assistants in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $44K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Management Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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).
)
$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.

Common Career Paths for Management Assistant


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Management Assistants may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. 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 usually 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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. During the first five years of their careers, Management Assistants see a median income of $39K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $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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