Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salary

Office Assistants & Database Administrators in the United States take home approximately $13.42 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Office Assistants & Database Administrators. Office Assistants & Database Administrators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly two in five lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,491 - $47,748
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$23K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,540
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$9.45 - $18.86
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$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,491 - $47,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
Total Pay (?
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$20,545 - $44,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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Hourly Rate
$9.45 - $18.86  
   
Overtime
$11.41 - $28.85  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
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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$20,545 - $44,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248

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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. A more common career path for Office Assistants & Database Administrators is stepping into the role of Administrative Assistant or Office Manager.

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Popular Skills for Office Assistant/Database Administrator


Survey takers who work as Office Assistants & Database Administrators report a focused set of job 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 of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. 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.


Office Assistants & Database Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. Office Assistants & Database Administrators see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $33K.

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Experience Affects Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries

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National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Office Assistant/Database Administrator Salaries




Data Entry
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National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 40%