Administrative Assistant Salary

An Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $15.05 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$26,965 - $53,982
$27K
$38K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,094
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50%
90%

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$11.28 - $21.14
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.23
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$0$53K
Salary $26,965 - $53,982
Bonus $291.19 - $4,910
Profit Sharing $240.88 - $5,093
Commission $0.00 - $9,696
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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$24,539 - $49,336
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14,595
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.28 - $21.14
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.85
Overtime $16.78 - $33.46
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $291.19 - $4,910
Commission $0.00 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $240.88 - $5,093
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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$24,539 - $49,336
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28,846

Job Description for Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants are employed in a very wide range of fields and provides various types administrative assistance to employees. Depending on the workload, they may be trusted with carrying out tasks for one or many individuals within a department, and cross-department work is sometimes necessary. The tasks they perform vary greatly depending on who they assist; when working for individuals, tasks may be personal in nature, such as running errands and fulfilling tasks as they are assigned.

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Administrative Assistant Tasks

  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Assistant


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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 $31,000 based on 20,825 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 $34,000 based on 12,406 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 12,302 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 $39,000 based on 6,392 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,996

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

Administrative Assistant Reviews

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

Administrative Assistant in Richmond:
"Working Hard."
Pros: Weekends and holidays off, 3 weeks paid vacation, laid back nature.
Cons: Commute, rules only apply to certain people, working a job of 3 people just by myself.

Administrative Assistant in Phoenix:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I feel like I make a positive difference in the lives of both my co workers and the residents I serve.
Cons: I do not care for the negative upper management style. I believe you yield positive work ethic with positive constructive criticism.

Administrative Assistant in Orlando:
"HR Corporate."
Pros: I love learning about the business side of organizations. I love speaking with people and talking with them about their job and assisting in anything I could help with. I love the rush of working and being busy from the moment I walk in and the amazing girls I work with.
Cons: I just don't like the pay. I get paid $9.00 an hour and while she is an amazing boss I just wish to make more.

Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis:
Pros: I love that I get to work with people, communicate, and help people.
Cons: I do not like that I am on call 24/7.

Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati:
"Administrative Assistant - What Do I Deserve."
Pros: I enjoy the learning opportunities, being able to flex in different departments and help out.
Cons: Sometimes it is overwhelming being so heavily depended on and feeling like your not compensated/appreciated for all you do.

Administrative Assistant in California:
"Assistant."
Pros: Flexible. Freedom to implement work methods.
Cons: Boss.

Administrative Assistant in Anaheim:
Pros: I get to challenge myself in different areas.
Cons: Can be overwhelming.

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Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8520 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲14%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$34,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


▲1%

National Average
$34,000



Office Administration
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Organizing
▼2%




▼5%


▼6%


▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8520 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 31%