The average rate for an Entry-Level Office Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $13.31 per hour. A skill in Microsoft Excel is associated with high pay for this job.

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$9.73 - $16.20
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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$25,342 - $39,529  
   
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$20,956 - $35,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$9.73 - $16.20  
   
Overtime
$10.50  
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$0$12K$24K$36K
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$20,956 - $35,287  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Skills That Affect Office Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Filing
up arrow 6%

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Organizing
0%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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