The average pay for an Office Assistant is AU$20.08 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$25,997 - AU$55,463
AU$26K
AU$41K
AU$55K
MEDIAN: AU$40,614
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50%
90%
AU$16.20 - AU$25.17
AU$16
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.11
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$55K
Salary AU$25,997 - AU$55,463
Bonus AU$485 - AU$4,966
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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AU$31,612 - AU$53,334
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 178
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$16.20 - AU$25.17
Hourly Tips AU$2.86
Overtime AU$4.50 - AU$32.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$53K
Bonus AU$485 - AU$4,966
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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AU$31,612 - AU$53,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 309

Job Description for Office Assistant

As the title implies, an office assistant assists in an office. The assistant will handle incoming phone calls and messages and will perform filing duties. The office assistant may be called upon to assist in typing memos and letters and transcribing hand-written notes as well, and most employers will require some degree of typing proficiency for this job.

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Office Assistant Tasks

  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Operate office machines; photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers.
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing and database systems.
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.

Common Career Paths for Office Assistant


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Popular Skills for Office Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Office Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Office Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Office Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 27 salaries. An Office Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$41,711

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Office Assistant Reviews

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

Office Assistant in Townsville:
"CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SALES."
Pros: AIRCONDITION OFFICE AND DONT WORK WEEKENDS.
Cons: CUSTOMERS THAT ARE RUDE.

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Key Stats for Office Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Office Assistant Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▲10%

National Average
AU$42,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Office Assistant Salaries




Data Entry
▼0%

National Average
AU$42,000


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 94%