$39,479
Avg. Salary
$15.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,017

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

$3,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Administration Assistant is $15.06 per hour.

The average pay for an Administration Assistant is $39,479 per year.

$11.10
10%
$15.06
50%
$20.51
90%
MEDIAN $15.06
$26k
10%
$39k
50%
$55k
90%
MEDIAN $39,479
$26,091 - $55,070
$26K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,479
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90%

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$11.10 - $20.51
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MEDIAN: $15.06
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$0$55K
Salary $26,091 - $55,070
Bonus $196 - $4,833
Profit Sharing $495 - $6,061
Commission $3,000
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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$24,050 - $49,198
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 544
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.10 - $20.51
Hourly Tips $0.73
Overtime $16.47 - $33.16
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $196 - $4,833
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $495 - $6,061
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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$24,050 - $49,198
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,217

Job Description for Administration Assistant

Most companies use administrative assistants to keep their day-to-day operations working smoothly, and these assistants are responsible for a variety of tasks around an office. These duties can range from simple tasks, such as filing, copying, and typing, to more advanced activities such as scheduling meetings, making flight and travel reservations, payroll, insurance, and bill payment.

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Administration Assistant Tasks
  • Perform a wide range of complex secretarial and administrative duties.
  • Assist the Administrative Director with special projects and activities.
  • Screen and channel incoming calls and visitors to the Administrative Director's Office.
  • Schedule all correspondence and necessary documents for the Administrative Director's action.
  • Schedule appointments and meetings for the Administrative Director.

Common Career Paths for Administration Assistant


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It's not very common for Administration Assistants to move on to become Human Resources Managers. Average pay for a Human Resources Manager is $59K annually. Career advancement for the typical Administration Assistant often leads to becoming an Executive Assistant or an Office Manager; median salaries in these positions are $13K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

Administration Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Administration Assistant


Administration Assistants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Contract Management, Payroll Administration, and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Relations and Data Entry. Those proficient in Data Entry are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Administration Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Administration Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Administration Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 541 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administration Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Administration Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 265 salaries. An Administration Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

33%

24%

19%

13%

-1%

-5%

-6%

National Average: $33,474

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

For Administration Assistants, Baltimore provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than the national average. Administration Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+33 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), and Dallas (+20 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston.

Administration Assistant Advice

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

Administration Assistant in Jackson:
"Be careful whom you trust."
Be on time. Do the best you can do. Be careful whom you trust. Stay to yourself as much as possible.

Administration Assistant in Brockton:
"The good and bad."
Pros: I like working with the clients we have some really great people. I enjoy most of the employees I work with they are all really down to earth. The perks of working there is the pay our health insurance for us..but our co pays are very high as a result.
Cons: Management is unapproachable and tends to be extremely defensive about everything. They are close minded when it comes to new ideas and they do not treat everyone fairly. Management treats women different than men.

Administration Assistant in Logan:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Work environment is relaxed.
Cons: It's not challenging enough.

Administration Assistant in Auburndale:
"Talking to people in Need."
Training to diplomatically tell people no.

Administration Assistant in Philadelphia:
"Pro's and Con'S."
Pros: I like the people I work with and that I'm constantly learning.
Cons: The pressure. The overload of work. Feeling overworked and.

Administration Assistant in Allen Park:
"It's busy but I enjoy it."
Pros: It goes by fast because I am constantly working.
Cons: It's very busy.

Administration Assistant in Bangalore:
"I love administration jobs maintaining details in approp way."
Pros: Checking ,billing and maintain of files.
Cons: Taking stress and no time gap.

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Key Stats for Administration Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 285 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Administration Assistant Salaries

▲22%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Administration Assistant Salaries

Human Resources
▲16%



▲6%



Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$33,000


Scheduling
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%


▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 285 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 31%