$41,188
Avg. Salary
$15.87
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,991

Bonus

$1,011

Profit Sharing

$8,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Administrative Associate is $15.87 per hour.

The average pay for an Administrative Associate is $41,188 per year.

$11.68
10%
$15.87
50%
$22.81
90%
MEDIAN $15.87
$30k
10%
$41k
50%
$61k
90%
MEDIAN $41,188
$29,951 - $60,846
$30K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,188
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50%
90%

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$11.68 - $22.81
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$0$60K
Salary $29,951 - $60,846
Bonus $489 - $6,015
Profit Sharing $102 - $2,447
Commission $8,000
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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$26,754 - $56,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,311
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.68 - $22.81
Overtime $17.08 - $36.67
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $489 - $6,015
Commission $8,000
Profit Sharing $102 - $2,447
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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$26,754 - $56,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,056

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
  • Perform a wide range of complex secretarial and administrative duties.
  • Assist the Administrative Director with special projects and activities.
  • Screen and channel incoming calls and visitors to the Administrative Director's Office.
  • Schedule all correspondence and necessary documents for the Administrative Director's action.
  • Schedule appointments and meetings for the Administrative Director.

Administrative Associate Pay By Employer

$0$73K

$58,323

$36,534

$29,898

$39,948

$28,884

$42,526

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 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: $38,142

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

Administrative Associate in Birmingham:
"That I would never be given the change for promotion."
You can be too good at your job.

Administrative Associate in Athens:
"Take advantage of your opportunities."
If your job offers any personal development courses, it would be a really good idea to indulge! Get all of the education and training that you can while in your current job because no skill will ever be wasted, it will prepare you for the future! Also, networking is HUGE in this day in time. So, always be polished and professional, especially when representing your company. Try to always do more than is expected and your work will speak for itself.

Administrative Associate in Rahway:
"Do your best everyday."
Be proud of what you do - it is important to your organization.

Administrative Associate in Brooklyn:
"Access to Inter Agency Opportunities in title or promotional."
Willing to learn. Willing to share ideas and be receptive to new ideas. Learn how the department/company functions day to day. Stay knowledgeable of policy and procedures. Be respectful, courteous and cooperative to all.

Administrative Associate in Dallas:
"Moving Up."
Stay relevant, informed, visible and seek new training opportunities continuously.

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
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 511 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Administrative Associate Salaries

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$38,000

▼3%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Administrative Associate Salaries

Executive Support
▲31%

Financial Reporting
▲27%

Database Administration
▲13%

Payroll Administration
▲10%


National Average
$38,000



Office Administration
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%


Human Resources
▼8%

▼9%

▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 511 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%