An Administrative Assistant earns an average salary of R94,613 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Event Planning and Office Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

R48,500 - R193,620
R49K
R94K
R190K
MEDIAN: R94,161
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50%
90%

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R17.41 - R100.67
R17
R39
R100
MEDIAN: R38.51
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National Salary Data (?
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R0R70KR140KR210K
Salary
R48,500 - R193,620  
   
Bonus
R1,007 - R19,397  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R33,935  
Commission
R1,007 - R119,195  
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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R48,406 - R197,282  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R50R100R150
Hourly Rate
R17.41 - R100.67  
   
Hourly Tips
R22.50  
Overtime
R12.01 - R117.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R100KR200KR300K
Bonus
R1,007 - R19,397  
   
Commission
R1,007 - R119,195  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R33,935  
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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R48,406 - R197,282  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 930 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 370 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 170 salaries. An Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R93,877

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Administrative Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in Durban:
"It a flexible learn so many thing and I learn to do more on."
Pros: What I like the most is I focus on my work and when the work is well done no. Stress.
Cons: Working under pressure I want like people couch me about what im doing right.

Administrative Assistant in Polokwane:
"Job review."
Pros: Everybody knows each other which develop good working relationships.
Cons: No room for growth.

Administrative Assistant in Johannesburg:
"Assisting clients and attorneys with queries."
Pros: Working with attorneys and attending to court queries.try resolve ombudsman complaints and other client issues.
Cons: Taking phone calls and clients shouting at you.

Administrative Assistant in Empangeni:
"It good a job it what I like working in the office working with numbers."
Pros: To work with different people and difficult customer it help me to know how to handle that kind of person.
Cons: When my manager treat us different way.

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.

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Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲67%

▲42%

▲26%

National Average
R94,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Event Planning
▲74%

Office Management
▲53%





Invoicing
▼0%

National Average
R94,000


▼2%

Typing
▼3%

Sales
▼8%

▼10%

Microsoft Word
▼26%

Accounts Payable
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 72%
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