The larger portion of Virtual Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.86 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one-eighth, and fewer than one in ten earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,667 - $79,463
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$18K
$39K
$79K
MEDIAN: $39,291
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$10.15 - $29.68
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$17,667 - $79,463  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$20,996 - $62,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $29.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$7.00 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$201.34 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
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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$20,996 - $62,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Virtual Assistant

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


For Virtual Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. Virtual Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Virtual Assistant Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%



Wordpress
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%


Customer Relations
up arrow 8%

Administration
up arrow 10%

Phone Support
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 87%
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