Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Pay

$15.41
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,022
Bonus
$2,091
Commission
$1,484
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant is $15.41.
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$11.52
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$15.41
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$21.45
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MEDIAN $15.41
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$238 - $4,676
Profit Sharing
$302 - $5,027
Commission
$237 - $10,016
Total Pay
$24,835 - $49,811

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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Tasks
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies DaVita Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and Keller Williams Realty, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $23.35. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and DaVita Inc., earning around $17.34 and $16.23, respectively. Baptist Church pays the lowest at around $12.47. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and Century 21 also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.39 and $14.59, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Administrative Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Administrative Assistant
Executive Assistant
Office Manager
Sr. Administrative Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 $13.86 based on 2,869 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.73 based on 28,708 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.69 based on 15,855 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.66 based on 17,851 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 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (17.1% more) and New York, New York (13.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 77,089 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.7%
Early Career
37.2%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
23.2%
Late Career
15.3%