The majority of Seattle Senior Administrative Assistants — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $65K per year, and the median is $51K annually. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. Women make up the vast majority of Senior Administrative Assistants in Seattle (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,152 - $64,811
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$65K
MEDIAN: $50,652
10%
50%
90%

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$19.21 - $29.93
(Median)
$19
$24
$30
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$39,152 - $64,811  
   
Bonus
$2,025  
Profit Sharing
$2,640  
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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$40,150 - $64,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.21 - $29.93  
   
Overtime
$35.22  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,640  
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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$40,150 - $64,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


Seattle Senior Administrative Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. Senior Administrative Assistants in Seattle, Wash. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Senior Administrative Assistants in Seattle who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $57K.

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Experience Affects Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%


National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 17%

Organizing
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Administration
up arrow 11%

Purchasing
up arrow 11%

Event Planning
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Travel Planning
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Office Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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