The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia is $15.79.
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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
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies Emory University, Emory Healthcare and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Emory Healthcare where the average pay is $21.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Emory University, earning around $18.49. National Youth Advocate Program pays the lowest at around $12.50. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.33.
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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant
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Skills in Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, 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 138 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.82 based on 365 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.72 based on 275 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.92 based on 271 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 20.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (13.9% more).
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