£16,319
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The average pay for an Office Assistant is £16,226 per year. A skill in Microsoft Office is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

£11,539 - £22,144
£12K
£16K
£22K
MEDIAN: £16,319
10%
50%
90%
£6.29 - £9.41
£6
£7
£9
MEDIAN: £7.64
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50%
90%
£0£22K
Salary £11,539 - £22,144
Bonus £0.00 - £2,936
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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£12,001 - £21,673
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 274
Hourly Data £0£10
Hourly Rate £6.29 - £9.41
Overtime £8.50
Annual Data £0£21K
Bonus £0.00 - £2,936
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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£12,001 - £21,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 120

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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Office Assistant Job Listings

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 ₤16,000 based on 159 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 ₤18,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Office Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 18 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 ₤22,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £16,152

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 Watford:
"Tough."
Pros: You can actually see at hand the work you've completed.
Cons: It's a lot of manual labour, such as being on your feet all the time photocopying, filing etc.

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Key Stats for Office Assistant

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Office Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲12%

▲7%

National Average
₤16,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Office Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲11%

National Average
₤16,000



Data Entry
▼6%

Administration
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 82%