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Virtual Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Virtual Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.40 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.07 per hour, and the top verges on $30.48. Fewer than one in ten enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and less than one-tenth get vision benefits. Most Virtual Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high.
$22,468 - $68,658
(Median)
22K
31K
37K
69K
MEDIAN: $37,161
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$10.07 - $30.48
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$22,468 - $68,658  
   
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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$21,157 - $63,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $30.48  
   
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.
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$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).
)
$21,157 - $63,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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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Virtual Assistants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Scheduling, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. 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 $43K on average.

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Experience Affects Virtual Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 24%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 18%

National Average
$33,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 9% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 91%