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Virtual Assistant Salary

Virtual Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $15.83 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.09 per hour and $30.73. Less than one in ten receive medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in twenty get vision plans. For the most part, Virtual Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,839 - $66,906
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$67K
MEDIAN: $38,956
10%
50%
90%

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$10.09 - $30.73
(Median)
$10
$16
$31
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,839 - $66,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$21,257 - $64,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $30.73  
   
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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).
)
$21,257 - $64,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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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Survey results show that Virtual Assistants use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Social Media Marketing, Project Management, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Entry and Customer Service 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.


For Virtual Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. On average, Virtual Assistants make $42K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $43K.

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Experience Affects Virtual Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Virtual Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 10%

National Average
$35,000

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Office Administration
up arrow 8%

Data Entry
up arrow 12%

Scheduling
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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