Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary

Median pay for Office Assistants & Database Administrators in the United States is around $13.66 per hour. The vast majority of Office Assistants & Database Administrators (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most Office Assistants & Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by about one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,749 - $48,436
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$24K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,853
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$9.35 - $19.18
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$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,749 - $48,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Total Pay (?
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$20,495 - $45,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.35 - $19.18  
   
Overtime
$11.01 - $28.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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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$20,495 - $45,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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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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There are some Office Assistants & Database Administrators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Database Administrators, where earnings are an average $67K annually. However, it's more common for Office Assistants & Database Administrators to move into roles as Administrative Assistants or Administrative / Office Managers.

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Popular Skills for Office Assistant/Database Administrator


Office Assistants & Database Administrators only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Database Management & Reporting, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Those educated in Data Entry tend to be well versed in 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.


Office Assistants & Database Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Office Assistants & Database Administrators make a median salary of $33K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries



Database Management & Reporting
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Data Entry
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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 38%
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