Entry-Level Staff Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Staff Assistants can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K annually. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Staff Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$27,564 - $59,079
$28K
$37K
$59K
MEDIAN: $37,105
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.05 - $22.56
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.79
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$59K
Salary $27,564 - $59,079
Bonus $763 - $3,394
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).
)
$24,951 - $53,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.05 - $22.56
Overtime $9.86 - $37.67
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $763 - $3,394
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).
)
$24,951 - $53,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Staff Assistant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Assistant


EY (Ernst & Young) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,560

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Staff Assistants, 34 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Staff Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cambridge (+25 percent), Boston (+23 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 7 percent below the national average.

Staff Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Staff Assistant in Abington:
"You must like to crunch numbers."
Be strong, don't let people take advantage of you.

Key Stats for Staff Assistant

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
13%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Staff Assistant Salaries

National Average
$36,000




Data Entry
▼15%

Microsoft Excel
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%
ADVERTISEMENT