The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant in Schaumburg, Illinois is $16.36.
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$13 - $20
$295 - $2,035
$27,290 - $51,957
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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.
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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Data Entry, Customer Service, Microsoft Office and Office Administration.
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 $15.43 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.25 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.07 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 10.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (10.0% more) and New York, New York (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.5% less) and Houston, Texas (1.5% less).
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