Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Pay in Seattle, Washington

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The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant in Seattle, Washington is $18.17.
MEDIAN $18.17
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $24
$288 - $4,993
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $4,875
Total Pay
$30,314 - $55,098

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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies University of Washington (UW), Nordstrom, Inc. and Starbucks Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Starbucks Corporation where the average pay is $25.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Virginia Mason Medical Center, earning around $22.08. Holland America Line pays the lowest at around $20.51. University of Washington (UW) also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.55.

Career Paths

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Administrative Assistant
Executive Assistant
Office Manager
Sr. Administrative Assistant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant

Skills in Office Administration, Microsoft Office and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $16.28 based on 32 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.72 based on 388 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.79 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.86 based on 129 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
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