The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts is $23.54.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management. Reported salaries are highest at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where the average pay is $24.40. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management pays the lowest at around $22.64.
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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant
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Skills in Microsoft Office, Scheduling and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Office Administration.
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 $22.90 based on 9 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.87 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.48 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.13 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (33.0% less), Houston, Texas (31.2% less) and Los Angeles, California (26.8% less).
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