Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary

Office Assistants & Database Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.78 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Office Assistants & Database Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Office Assistants & Database Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,378 - $58,510
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MEDIAN: $36,939
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$10.65 - $20.00
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$0$58K
Salary $28,378 - $58,510
Bonus $101.37 - $4,932
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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$24,085 - $46,285
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.65 - $20.00
Overtime $17.99 - $31.21
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $101.37 - $4,932
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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$24,085 - $46,285
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 171

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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 some Office Assistants & Database Administrators move into positions like Database Administrator (where the average salary is $67K), this progression is not the norm. 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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Office Assistants & Database Administrators who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Data Entry are also skilled 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: $33,571

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

Although location is not a huge compensation factor, Office Assistants & Database Administrators in New York do earn slightly more than the national average. Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Raleigh is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (4 percent lower) and Dallas (2 percent lower).

Office Assistant/Database Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Office Assistant/Database Administrator?

Office Assistant/Database Administrator in New York:
"Fulfilling if you like this sort of work."
Pros: The Customer Service aspect.
Cons: Average 7 - 8 miles per day.

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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 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$34,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries


Data Entry
▼0%

Database Management & Reporting
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 30%
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