Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary

Pay for Office Assistants & Database Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.73 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. Women account for the majority of Office Assistants & Database Administrators who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Most Office Assistants & Database Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,603 - $48,605
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,063
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$9.42 - $19.22
(Median)
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,603 - $48,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$20,521 - $45,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $19.22  
   
Overtime
$10.91 - $28.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$20,521 - $45,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Job Description for Office Assistant/Database Administrator

Office assistant/database administrator positions vary greatly in requirements and day-to-day tasks depending on the company and its specific technical requirements. In a company with a heavy reliance on technology, the database administrator may need at least a bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field such as computer science or information technology; additionally, experience working with the company’s version of database software is often required. However, in smaller offices where most of the work is focused on the office assistant portion of the job, a lower-level degree and experience levels may be accepted.

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Office Assistant/Database Administrator Tasks

  • Answer phones, direct calls, and take messages.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices, and checks.
  • Open, sort, and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities.
  • Operate office machines, photocopiers, scanners, voice mail systems, and personal computers.

Common Career Paths for Office Assistant/Database Administrator


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Office Assistants & Database Administrators who advance into the role of a Database Administrator are fairly uncommon. Database Administrators on average earn $67K per year. It is more probable, however, that Office Assistants & Database Administrators become Administrative Assistants or Office Managers.

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Popular Skills for Office Assistant/Database Administrator


Survey takers who work as Office Assistants & Database Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Database Management & Reporting, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Data Entry also know Microsoft Excel and Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Assistant/Database Administrator

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


Office Assistants & Database Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. On average, Office Assistants & Database Administrators make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Office Assistants & Database Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%



National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries



Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 37%
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