The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, California is $15.20.
Is Administrative Assistant your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.
$12 - $20
$99 - $19,574
$25,082 - $44,570
Your Market Worth Over Time
How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.
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
Administrative Assistant Job Listings
Search for more jobs
Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing, Data Entry, Microsoft Office, Office Administration and Phone Support.
Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant
An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.42 based on 602 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.13 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.50 based on 228 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (13.4% more) and New York, New York (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.5% less), Houston, Texas (9.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.1% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,193 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
$12 - $25
$12 - $30
$14 - $31
$14 - $31
$10 - $22
$12 - $28
$8 - $12
$14 - $30