Average Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Hourly Pay

$14.06
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$958
Bonus
$1,800
Commission
$1,069
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Administrative Assistant is $14.06.
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$10.20
MEDIAN
$14.06
90%
$18.47
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
Bonus
$104 - $3,972
Profit Sharing
$102 - $3,345
Commission
$195 - $10,137
Total Pay
$22,106 - $41,774

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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

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

Skills in Office Administration, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel 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 early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.89 based on 27,895 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.88 based on 15,183 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.82 based on 17,031 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 28.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (23.4% more) and New York, New York (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 71,385 survey responses.
Early Career
39.1%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
23.9%
Late Career
15.8%