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Virtual Assistant Salary

Most Virtual Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.70 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.05 per hour and $30.80. For the most part, Virtual Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Less than one in ten receive medical and dental insurance and less than five percent get vision plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,000 - $66,662
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$67K
MEDIAN: $39,483
10%
50%
90%

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$10.05 - $30.80
(Median)
$10
$16
$31
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,000 - $66,662  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$21,162 - $64,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $30.80  
   
Overtime
$27.00 - $37.91  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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).
)
$21,162 - $64,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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 imply that Virtual Assistants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Social Media Marketing, Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Office Administration 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 Service 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. On average, Virtual Assistants make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Virtual Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

National Average
$35,000

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Office Administration
up arrow 8%

Data Entry
up arrow 12%

Scheduling
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 7% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 93%
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