It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Staff Assistants ; the average employee scrapes together only around $36K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Female Entry-Level Staff Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Most Entry-Level Staff Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,594 - $55,035
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $36,431
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$10.35 - $22.58
(Median)
$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,594 - $55,035  
   
Bonus
$585 - $4,949  
Profit Sharing
$916  
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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$24,466 - $51,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $22.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$14.90 - $38.07  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$585 - $4,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$916  
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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$24,466 - $51,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Entry-Level Staff Assistants will find the worst pay at International Monetary Fund (IMF), where the median salary crawls in at $48K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $57K, leaving little room for growth.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,569

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For Entry-Level Staff Assistants, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Staff Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Cambridge (+29 percent) and Boston (+28 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 3 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Staff Assistant Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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