Virtual Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Virtual Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.53 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.10 per hour and $30.75. Most Virtual Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Less than 10 percent receive medical and dental insurance and less than one in ten get vision plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,161 - $69,531
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,022
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90%

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$10.10 - $30.75
(Median)
$10
$16
$31
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,161 - $69,531  
   
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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$21,285 - $64,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $30.75  
   
Overtime
$20.50 - $46.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$21,285 - $64,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management and Social Media Marketing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 13 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Virtual Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 20%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 27%

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
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 7% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 93%
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