Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Pay

$15.52
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,019
Bonus
$2,193
Commission
$1,437
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The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant is $15.52.
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$11.64
MEDIAN
$15.52
90%
$21.63
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
Bonus
$207 - $4,639
Profit Sharing
$301 - $5,006
Commission
$233 - $10,130
Total Pay
$24,998 - $50,023

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Job Satisfaction for Administrative Assistant

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The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies DaVita Inc., Century 21 and Ameriprise Financial, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $23.61. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and DaVita Inc., earning around $17.24 and $16.67, respectively. Century 21 pays the lowest at around $14.44. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and AXA Advisors LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.47 and $15.54, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant

Skills in Office Administration, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.06 based on 2,728 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.86 based on 27,944 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.85 based on 15,216 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.82 based on 17,076 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (18.0% more) and New York, New York (15.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 74,259 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.7%
Early Career
37.6%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
23.0%
Late Career
15.2%