Personal Assistant with Microsoft Office Skills Salary

An average Personal Assistant with Microsoft Office skills can expect to take home roughly $14.59 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and just over one in five earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,221 - $69,073
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,780
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$9.86 - $25.27
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,221 - $69,073  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,058  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$20,913 - $62,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $25.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.75  
Overtime
$12.25 - $43.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,058  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$20,913 - $62,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 408
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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,305

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 85 percent above the national average. Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills will also find cushy salaries in New York (+61 percent), Houston (+51 percent), Dallas (+34 percent), and Las Vegas (+20 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Miami and 3 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Personal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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