Entry-Level Staff Assistants aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Entry-Level Staff Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Staff Assistants making up 74 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,065 - $53,617
$27K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,066
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$10.28 - $22.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,065 - $53,617  
   
Bonus
$679 - $3,606  
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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$24,445 - $51,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $22.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$14.90 - $38.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$679 - $3,606  
   
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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$24,445 - $51,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, EY (Ernst & Young) offers the most; Entry-Level Staff Assistants earn $66K on average there.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,648

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Staff Assistants, 59 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Staff Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cambridge (+28 percent), Boston (+26 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 3 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Staff Assistant

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Staff Assistant Salaries

National Average
$35,000


Microsoft Office
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Data Entry
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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