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.

$28,673 - $53,375
$29K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,278
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$10.34 - $19.99
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MEDIAN: $14.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,673 - $53,375  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $5,896  
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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$23,285 - $45,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $19.99  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.00 - $5,896  
   
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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$23,285 - $45,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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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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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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Key Stats for Office Assistant/Database Administrator

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries


Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$34,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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