Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary

For Office Assistants & Database Administrators, hourly average wages total $14.83 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction for Office Assistants & Database Administrators is high. The vast majority of Office Assistants & Database Administrators (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,549 - $53,970
$29K
$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,555
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$10.29 - $19.81
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MEDIAN: $14.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,549 - $53,970  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,872  
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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$23,391 - $45,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $19.81  
   
Overtime
$17.29 - $30.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,872  
   
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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$23,391 - $45,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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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It's not very common for Office Assistants & Database Administrators to move on to become Database Administrators. Average pay for a Database Administrator is $67K annually. As Office Assistants & Database Administrators progress in their field, many go on to become Administrative Assistants. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $31K. Another common career choice for Office Assistants & Database Administrators is to move into an Office Manager role — this promotion usually pays $36K.

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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, Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. Office Assistants & Database Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Office Assistants & Database Administrators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,594

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. With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Raleigh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Dallas (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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