Virtual Assistant Salary
Most Virtual Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.64 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to about a tenth, and fewer than one in ten earn dental coverage. For the most part, Virtual Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.
|Salary||$14,947 - $77,566|
|Bonus||$204.26 - $9,787|
|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).)
|$20,933 - $61,920|
|Hourly Rate||$10.19 - $29.41|
|Overtime||$7.21 - $44.04|
|Bonus||$204.26 - $9,787|
|Total Pay (||$20,933 - $61,920|
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.Read More...
An extensive vocabulary, good diction, and pleasant speaking voice are necessities, since the most common responsibilities involve placing calls on behalf of the company, such as calls to customers for scheduling purposes or to vendors to arrange deliveries and pick up packages. Those in this position also return calls from potential new customers seeking information about services and products.
An excellent grasp of grammar, spelling, and proper writing mechanics are crucial. E-mail duties include sending customer satisfaction surveys and "thank you" messages to existing customers, as well as follow-up messages to potential customers to thank them for expressing their interest in our company.
Outstanding computer skills are imperative for researching information online in our company databases and written reference materials in virtual libraries, as well as comparing competitors' published information on websites and in digital brochures, flyers, booklets, etc. Comparing and contrasting our services and products will require the virtual assistant to utilize skills in compilation, evaluation, and organization to achieve the best results when communicating with customers.
Virtual assistants will also be responsible for creating slides, digital graphics, and charts for online and print copies of reports/presentations and web-based seminar speeches. Taking information from raw data and compiling it into attractive formats which clearly and concisely reflect the information is extremely important.
No degree is required for a virtual assistant position. However, he/she will need a computer running Windows 7 or newer OS and a high-speed internet connection, as well as a dedicated phone line (cell phones are not acceptable) and a quiet working environment free from distractions/noise while speaking with customers.
Access to Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required. Work hours are flexible, as long as the required work is completed. Pay is based on a per-item basis rather than hourly or salary-based. Virtual assistants work from home and report completed items and track work via software supplied by our company, which is installed on the assistant’s system. We assign one direct supervisor to monitor assistants, but there will be no teamwork required; only the individual virtual assistant's motivation to succeed via their own skills and hard work is required. Bonuses are available based on quarterly achievements.
Virtual Assistant Tasks
- Make appointments, arrange for advertisement, and provide basic customer service activities online.
Pay by Experience Level for Virtual Assistant
Pay by Experience for a Virtual Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Virtual Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 181 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Virtual Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Virtual Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 119 salaries. A Virtual Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 56 salaries.
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