Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary

Office Assistants & Database Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $14.83 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Office Assistants & Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although more than half have medical coverage and just over a half have dental coverage, about a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Female Office Assistants & Database Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,549 - $55,471
$29K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $36,347
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$10.42 - $19.91
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MEDIAN: $14.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,549 - $55,471  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $6,020  
Commission
$7,750  
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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$23,649 - $46,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $19.91  
   
Overtime
$16.87 - $31.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$103.04 - $6,020  
   
Commission
$7,750  
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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$23,649 - $46,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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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

  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities.
  • Operate office machines, photocopiers, scanners, voice mail systems, and personal computers.
  • Manage and maintain the database or spreadsheets using software.
  • Answer phones, direct calls, and take messages.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices, and checks.

Common Career Paths for Office Assistant/Database Administrator


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Though not the most common occurrence, Office Assistants & Database Administrators sometimes become Database Administrators, where the average income is $67K per year. An Administrative Assistant role is the most prevalent career advancement for Office Assistants & Database Administrators. Paychecks for that role are $31K on average. The Office Manager position is another common transition for Office Assistants & Database Administrators; in this role, salaries are typically at the $36K mark.

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Popular Skills for Office Assistant/Database Administrator


Typical Office Assistants & Database Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Data Entry tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Assistant/Database Administrator

Pay by Experience for an Office Assistant/Database Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Assistant/Database Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Assistant/Database Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Office Assistant/Database Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 53 salaries. An Office Assistant/Database Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,432

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Office Assistants & Database Administrators working in New York make a little more than the national average; however, geographic location doesn't seem to influence pay too heavily overall. Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Raleigh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (3 percent lower) and Dallas (2 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Office Assistant/Database Administrator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$33,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries

Data Entry
▲1%


Microsoft Excel
▲1%

Database Management & Reporting
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 27%
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