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.

$26,887 - $54,124
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MEDIAN: $35,599
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$10.33 - $19.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,887 - $54,124  
   
Bonus
$290.32 - $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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$22,879 - $45,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $19.83  
   
Overtime
$17.01 - $30.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$290.32 - $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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$22,879 - $45,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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

  • Answer phones, direct calls, and take messages.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices, and checks.
  • Open, sort, and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities.
  • Operate office machines, photocopiers, scanners, voice mail systems, and personal computers.

Common Career Paths for Office Assistant/Database Administrator


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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.

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Experience Affects Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Database Management & Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$33,000

Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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