Virtual Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Virtual Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.59 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.13 per hour on the lower end to $30.62 on the higher end. Most Virtual Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. In this profession, less than one in ten enjoy medical and dental coverage, and less than five percent have vision insurance, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,190 - $69,062
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$69K
MEDIAN: $39,483
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90%

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$10.13 - $30.62
(Median)
$10
$16
$31
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,190 - $69,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$21,354 - $64,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $30.62  
   
Overtime
$13.73 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
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).
)
$21,354 - $64,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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Job Description for Virtual Assistant

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential to be a virtual assistant. Critical-thinking, problem-solving, and previous customer service experience are beneficial, as well.

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Virtual Assistant Tasks

  • Make appointments, arrange for advertisement, and provide basic customer service activities online.

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Survey results suggest that Virtual Assistants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Social Media Marketing, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Entry and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Virtual Assistant

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Virtual Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. Virtual Assistants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Virtual Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 19%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 92%
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