The average salary for an Experienced Administrative Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia is $52,264.
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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
Skills in Microsoft Office, Office Administration, Customer Service, Scheduling and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $38,683 based on 52 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,665 based on 384 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,601 based on 165 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,569.
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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 (25.2% less), Dallas, Texas (17.3% less) and San Diego, California (16.0% less).
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