Virtual Assistant Salary

Virtual Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.06 per hour for pay. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by less than one in ten, and fewer than one in twenty earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Virtual Assistants is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,961 - $79,500
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$80K
MEDIAN: $39,183
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$10.24 - $30.46
(Median)
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$16
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$20,961 - $79,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$8,500  
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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$21,372 - $64,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $30.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$9.70 - $56.67  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,500  
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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$21,372 - $64,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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 exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 15 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Administration and Wordpress 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.


Virtual Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. Virtual Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $45K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Virtual Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 27%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$35,000

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 6%


Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Customer Relations
up arrow 10%

Wordpress
up arrow 16%

Administration
up arrow 19%

Scheduling
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 91%
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