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Management Assistant Salary

Average Management Assistants in the United States make around $44K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Management Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Management Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,811 - $61,695
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,574
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$11.09 - $24.87
(Median)
$11
$17
$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
$30,811 - $61,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
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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$27,778 - $58,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$9.44 - $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 - $4,818  
   
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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$27,778 - $58,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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 who advance into the role of an Operations Manager are fairly uncommon. Operations Managers on average earn $59K per year. However, Management Assistants typically graduate to Retail Store Managers or Restaurant General Managers.

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Survey takers who work as Management Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. Management Assistants see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Management Assistant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $50K.

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
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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 4%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Sales
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
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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