An Entry-Level Office Assistant earns an average wage of $12.00 per hour.

$20,601 - $41,129
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,641
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$9.08 - $15.99
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,601 - $41,129  
   
Bonus
$104.11 - $3,927  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $6,851  
Commission
$1,300  
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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$19,146 - $36,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $15.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$13.22 - $26.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$104.11 - $3,927  
   
Commission
$1,300  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $6,851  
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).
)
$19,146 - $36,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,412
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,755

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Office Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Office Assistant in Memphis:
It's a very stressful job and if you're in school. Your best interest is to finish as soon as possible.

Office Assistant in Newport News:
"Lack of pay raises."
Make sure you are being paid what you are worth don't settle for less just to get in the door.

Office Assistant in Flint:
"Make Work an Enjoyable Experience for Others and Yourself."
Treat people like you would treat yourself and keep a cheerful outlook. The day goes better with a smile. Remember a smile is free!

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Skills That Affect Office Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
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Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Organizing
0%

Phone Support
0%

Data Processing
0%

National Average
$26,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 404 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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