Sr. Administrative Assistant Salary

The nationwide average salary for Senior Administrative Assistants is $49K annually, but those working at Intel Corporation can pull down an average $77K. Genentech, Inc., Novartis, and Kaiser Permanente are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Senior Administrative Assistants earning around $70K, $66K, or $56K at each firm, respectively. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Read More
$36,035 - $67,037
$36K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,437
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.90 - $28.50
$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20.60
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$67K
Salary $36,035 - $67,037
Bonus $576 - $6,030
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $8,319
Commission $1,000
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).
)
$33,177 - $65,502
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,625
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.90 - $28.50
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $23.09 - $45.80
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $576 - $6,030
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $8,319
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).
)
$33,177 - $65,502
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,400

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Senior administrative assistants help busy high-level executives successfully perform their job functions. Some senior administrative assistants work with many executives, whereas others work in support of a single executive. In either case, they are responsible for ensuring that important information and urgent business matters reach the appropriate parties in a timely and satisfactory manner.

Read More...

Sr. Administrative Assistant Tasks

  • Provide administrative support to one or more executives.
  • Manage executive calendars with attention to detail, accuracy, and appropriate time allocation.
  • Host and facilitate activities such as cross-team meetings, social gatherings, and conferences.
  • Perform general administrative activities such as greeting visitors, screening and directing phone calls, and escorting visitors.

Common Career Paths for Sr. Administrative Assistant


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Senior Administrative Assistants who go on to become Human Resources Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Human Resources Managers is $59K annually. A lot of Senior Administrative Assistants advance their careers by becoming Executive Assistants and Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants. However, those positions offer $1K less and $12K less per year on average.

Sr. Administrative Assistant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Popular Skills for Sr. Administrative Assistant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Travel Planning, Powerpoint, Event Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Accounts Payable, and Customer Relationship Management. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel, Office Administration, and Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 652 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 931 salaries. An experienced Sr. Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 1,317 salaries. A Sr. Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 865 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,107

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

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Administrative Assistants, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Senior Administrative Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Below-median salaries also turn up in Pittsburgh and Dallas (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Sr. Administrative Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sr. Administrative Assistant?

Sr. Administrative Assistant in Florence:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Working in the athletics department; being able to be a part of helping to develop the students in their skills of athletics and helping to aid in them achieving their goals of obtaining their degrees. Being able to give back to the community.
Cons: The pay.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in San Francisco:
Pros: Being able to manage my own work, Fast pace, communicating with all levels of management.
Cons: Not sure what my role is, no career path.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in Orangeburg:
"Never ending and always different."
Pros: Seeing people grow out of the pain of a lost loved one and knowing that I was a person that helped to put a smile on their face and make things a little easier for them.
Cons: Sometimes I can't get everything I want to get done that day because we are busy.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 567 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$47,000

▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries


▲5%


▲3%


▲1%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Office Management
▼1%








Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 567 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%
ADVERTISEMENT