Sr. Administrative Assistant Salary

For Senior Administrative Assistants, Intel Corporation hands out the highest paychecks — $77K on average — relative to the national average of $49K annually. Other big spenders include Genentech, Inc., Novartis, and Kaiser Permanente, top-paying firms where Senior Administrative Assistants see paychecks nearing $70K, $66K, or $56K. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,938 - $66,545
$36K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,236
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$14.87 - $28.39
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MEDIAN: $20.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,938 - $66,545  
   
Bonus
$623 - $5,502  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $8,414  
Commission
$2,000  
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).
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$32,957 - $65,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $28.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$22.22 - $46.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$623 - $5,502  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $8,414  
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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$32,957 - $65,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,314

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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.

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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


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Senior Administrative Assistants who transition into a Human Resources Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $59K per year. A Senior Administrative Assistant often moves on to become an Executive Assistant or an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Skills for Sr. Administrative Assistant


Senior Administrative Assistants report using a large range of skills 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 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Accounts Payable, and Customer Relationship Management. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know 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: $46,769

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Administrative Assistants in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Senior Administrative Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Pittsburgh and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 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 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.

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Key Stats for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 461 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$47,000

▼3%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries


▲6%



▲3%

▲1%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Office Management
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National Average
$47,000








Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 461 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%