Entry-Level Personal Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Entry-Level Personal Assistant is $13.25 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Event Planning and Travel Planning.
Entry-Level Personal Assistant Salary (?
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$21,847 - $53,682
(Median)
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54K
MEDIAN: $35,182
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Entry-Level Personal Assistant Salary (?
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$9.16 - $20.64
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,847 - $53,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,115  
Profit Sharing
$0.64 - $6,411  
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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$19,879 - $50,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 569
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $20.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.16 - $10.14  
Overtime
$9.95 - $31.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,115  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.64 - $6,411  
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).
)
$19,879 - $50,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,144
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Boston
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Washington
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Las Vegas
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Austin
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Houston
up arrow 5%
Phoenix
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Miami
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Dallas
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San Diego
0%
Atlanta
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National Average
$31,000
Chicago
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Personal Assistant Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 12%
Travel Planning
up arrow 11%
Organizational Development
up arrow 7%
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
Office Administration
up arrow 2%
Bookkeeping
up arrow 2%
Customer Relations
up arrow 2%
Organizing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Online Research
0%
National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
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Typing
up arrow 3%
Data Entry
up arrow 12%
Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 70%