An Entry-Level Office Assistant earns an average wage of $12.05 per hour.

$20,389 - $41,622
$20K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,430
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$9.12 - $16.14
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MEDIAN: $12.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,389 - $41,622  
   
Bonus
$103.73 - $3,870  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $6,851  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$19,201 - $36,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 543
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $16.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$13.36 - $26.60  
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
$103.73 - $3,870  
   
Commission
$2,000  
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).
)
$19,201 - $36,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,400

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National Average: $25,859

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Office Assistant Advice

Q: 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!

Key Stats for Office Assistant

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 395 votes.
077
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Office Assistant Salaries


Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Office
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Phone Support
0%

Billing
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Data Processing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 395 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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