Virtual Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Virtual Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.56 per hour. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Roughly a tenth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. The majority of Virtual Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$17,774 - $78,906
$18K
$36K
$79K
MEDIAN: $36,365
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50%
90%

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$10.16 - $28.70
$10
$16
$29
MEDIAN: $15.56
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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
$17,774 - $78,906  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $9,863  
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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$20,956 - $61,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $28.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.30  
Overtime
$7.14 - $44.38  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$202.73 - $9,863  
   
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).
)
$20,956 - $61,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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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 many Virtual Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $35K. Virtual Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. 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 $42K on average.

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Key Stats for Virtual Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Virtual Assistant Salaries

▲29%

▲23%

▲6%

National Average
$33,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲33%

Microsoft Word
▲33%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲25%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲10%


▲4%

Scheduling
▲3%

Bookkeeping
▲1%

National Average
$33,000


Customer Service
▼2%

▼3%



Customer Relations
▼3%

Administration
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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