Virtual Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Virtual Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.67 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.11 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $31.00. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Less than one in ten have medical and dental plans, and less than five percent have vision insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,392 - $68,291

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$10.11 - $31.00

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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,392 - $68,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$21,334 - $65,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $31.00  
   
Overtime
$13.73 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
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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$21,334 - $65,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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 report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Social Media Marketing, Microsoft Office, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Entry and Customer Relations 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. 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 8%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 11%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Customer Relations
up arrow 8%

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Scheduling
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 92%
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