Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary
Office Assistants & Database Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $14.95 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Office Assistants & Database Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (87 percent) of Office Assistants & Database Administrators who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
The exact duties in this position vary. However, some general tasks performed by the office assistant/database administrator include coordinating with various departments (such as human resources and management) and implementing new systems. All work is done in an office environment, with the potential for teleconferencing for meetings and other communications. These professionals generally work during regular business hours, although overtime may occasionally be required depending on the needs of their employer. Depending on the size of the company, senior assistants/administrators may directly supervise and instruct employees holding junior assistant/administrator positions. this position. In some companies, there may not be a direct supervisor within the assistant/administrator's department.
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
Though it's uncommon, some Office Assistants & Database Administrators move into roles as Database Administrators, where pay is an average $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
Office Assistants & Database Administrators usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Database Management & Reporting, Microsoft Excel, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $35K.