Administrative Associate Salary

Pay for Administrative Associates in the United States is very modest at just $41K per year. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Administrative Associates (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,559 - $58,970
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,615
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50%
90%

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$11.20 - $22.37
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.49
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50%
90%

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$0$58K
Salary $29,559 - $58,970
Bonus $503 - $5,604
Profit Sharing $1,965
Commission $10,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,745 - $55,367
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 746
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.20 - $22.37
Overtime $16.91 - $36.68
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $503 - $5,604
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,965
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,745 - $55,367
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 590

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Job Description for Administrative Associate

Administrative associates (also referred to as administrative assistants) perform a wide range of clerical and secretarial tasks for an organization. Their work usually focuses on maintaining the office's budget and expenses, updating records, and administering company policy guidelines. Additional common duties are ordering office supplies, serving as a mentor for other office staff, training new staff, and assisting with public relations efforts.

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Administrative Associate Tasks

  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Associate


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Administrative Associates may progress into high-paying roles like Project Manager, where median compensation is $64K annually. As Administrative Associates progress in their field, many go on to become Executive Assistants. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $46K per year. Another common career choice for Administrative Associates is to move into an Office Manager role. Typically, Office Managers get paid $36K.

Administrative Associate Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Associate


Children's Hospital, Boston, FedEx Ground, University of Texas (UT) - Austin, Stanford University, and Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC are all popular places to work. For Administrative Associates, comfortable salaries can be found at Stanford University; in fact, median earnings sit around $52K, the highest in the area. Also paying near the top of the field are Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC at $48K, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) at $45K, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where Administrative Associates annually earn $44K.

FedEx Ground employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $27K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Children's Hospital, Boston, University of Texas (UT) - Austin, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $36K, $40K, and $44K.

Popular Skills for Administrative Associate


Survey results imply that Administrative Associates deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Executive Support, Financial Reporting, and Database Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 31 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Data Entry, and Scheduling. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Customer Service and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Associate

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 624 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 273 salaries. An experienced Administrative Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 243 salaries. An Administrative Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 134 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,339

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Administrative Associates that is 49 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Administrative Associates will also find cushy salaries in Palo Alto (+39 percent), New York (+31 percent), Birmingham (+22 percent), and San Francisco (+16 percent). Administrative Associates in Columbia make 20 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

Administrative Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Administrative Associate?

Administrative Associate in Tucson:
"Office conditions, school environment, work flexibility."
Pros: Schedule flexibility.
Cons: Unorganized, unappreciative, very low pay for stress levels it comes with.

Administrative Associate in Virginia Beach:
"Customer service based."
Pros: Peopl interaction with nice respectful people.
Cons: People interaction with disrespectful people.

Administrative Associate in Birmingham:
"Work Flexibility, Moderate Stress Level, Challenging."
Pros: I am never bored and always busy. Able to use many of my skills and experiences.
Cons: Pay and total amount of time it takes to complete a task. My role and responsibilities are always changing.

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Key Stats for Administrative Associate

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Administrative Associate Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$37,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Administrative Associate Salaries

Executive Support
▲34%

Financial Reporting
▲30%

Database Administration
▲15%

Payroll Administration
▲12%




National Average
$37,000

Office Administration
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%


Human Resources
▼6%

▼7%

▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%
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