Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary
The average Office Assistant & Database Administrator in the United States earns approximately $14.87 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Office Assistants & Database Administrators is high. There are far more female Office Assistants & Database Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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
Office Assistants & Database Administrators do not often transition into Database Administrator roles. The role averages $67K per year. More often than not, an Administrative Assistant role is the next step for Office Assistants & Database Administrators moving up in the field. Pay for Administrative Assistants is usually $31K. Many Office Assistants & Database Administrators choose to take on an Office Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $36K.
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Popular Skills for Office Assistant/Database Administrator
Survey results show that Office Assistants & Database Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Database Management & Reporting, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Data Entry also tend to 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.
The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. 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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