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Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary

Median pay for Office Assistants & Database Administrators in the United States is around $13.54 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and slightly less than one-half receive dental plans. Women account for the majority of Office Assistants & Database Administrators who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,341 - $48,039
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,800
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$9.31 - $18.81
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,341 - $48,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
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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$20,428 - $45,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.31 - $18.81  
   
Overtime
$11.33 - $28.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
   
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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$20,428 - $45,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246

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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 do not often transition into Database Administrator roles. The role averages $67K per year. More commonly, Office Assistants & Database Administrators become Administrative Assistants or Office Managers.

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Popular Skills for Office Assistant/Database Administrator


Office Assistants & Database Administrators report a narrow range of specific 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 between 5 percent and 8 percent. For most people, competency in Data Entry indicates knowledge of 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $32K. On average, Office Assistants & Database Administrators make $32K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $33K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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




Data Entry
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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 40%
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