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Administrative Assistant Salary

The average pay for an Administrative Assistant is R83,647 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
R44,661 - R157,570
(Median)
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59K
84K
120K
160K
MEDIAN: R83,646
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R17.74 - R110.74
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R39.00
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National Salary Data

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R0R60KR120KR180K
Salary
R44,661 - R157,570  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R14,132  
Profit Sharing
R775 - R8,100  
Commission
R3,000 - R39,305  
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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R45,325 - R165,177  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R50R100R150
Hourly Rate
R17.74 - R110.74  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R131.00  
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.
)
R0R100KR200KR300K
Bonus
R0.00 - R14,132  
   
Commission
R3,000 - R39,305  
Profit Sharing
R775 - R8,100  
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).
)
R45,325 - R165,177  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
United States (change)

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in Cape Town:
"I want a raise."
Pros: Problem Solving. Reaching deadlines. Payments. The fact that there are challengers.
Cons: When the workload gets too much it brings about stress and pressure, so much so that I sometimes gives up my lunch to finish. Not enough money.

Administrative Assistant in Johannesburg:
"Very Informative, Customer Service."
Pros: Liaising with different people everyday, learning more about the company.
Cons: Nothing bad I enjoy my job, I used to hate debt collection because it was first time on the job but now I am enjoying.

Administrative Assistant in Durban:
"It Is Challenging But Exciting."
Pros: I learn how to do everyone's job and I can bridge into any department. I am always the first to be called for exciting events, new tasks and projects and work closely with the director.
Cons: Sometimes not having a focused task in the organisation makes one vulnerable to abuse.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%



National Average
R85,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Administration
0%

National Average
R85,000

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 2%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 71%