Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills take home an average $14.71 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and nearly one in five earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,350 - $73,060
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$23K
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$73K
MEDIAN: $39,916
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,350 - $73,060  
   
Bonus
$350.00 - $11,000  
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$21,040 - $62,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $24.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.38  
Overtime
$13.05 - $51.29  
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$350.00 - $11,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,040 - $62,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Assistant

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


For many Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $36K. Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,141

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, 94 percent above the national average. Personal Assistants with Microsoft Office skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+68 percent), Dallas (+59 percent), Houston (+28 percent), and Los Angeles (+26 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (16 percent lower) and Austin (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Personal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 70%
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