Sr. Administrative Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Average Senior Administrative Assistants in Washington, District of Columbia make around $52K per year. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,868 - $69,877
$44K
$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,888
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$18.65 - $25.12
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MEDIAN: $22.12
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$43,868 - $69,877  
   
Bonus
$1,474  
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$40,825 - $68,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$22.12  
   
Overtime
$39.00  
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Bonus
$1,474  
   
Total Pay (?
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$40,825 - $68,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Administrative Assistant

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $49K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $51K. Senior Administrative Assistants in Washington see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Washington Senior Administrative Assistants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $63K.

Key Stats for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲21%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries

Powerpoint
▲22%

Microsoft Excel
▲12%

Travel Planning
▲7%

Microsoft Office
▲5%

Travel Administration
▲5%

Scheduling
▲4%

Event Planning
▲2%

Organizing
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▲2%


Customer Service
▲1%

National Average
$52,000

Administration
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%

Office Management
▼2%

Accounting
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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