The average hourly pay for an Experienced Administrative Assistant with Microsoft Word skills in Chicago, Illinois is $17.96.
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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 assigne…Read more
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Skills in Office Administration, Microsoft Office, Data Entry, Customer Service and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $15.00 based on 5 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.65 based on 52 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.04 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.4% less), Dallas, Texas (1.8% less) and Houston, Texas (1.7% less).
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