$38,782
Avg. Salary
$15.97
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,084

Bonus

$1,376

Profit Sharing

$4,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Administrative Support Specialist is $15.97 per hour.

The average pay for an Administrative Support Specialist is $38,782 per year.

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$11.95
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$15.97
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MEDIAN $15.97
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$27k
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$57k
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MEDIAN $38,782
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MEDIAN: $38,782
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$0$56K
Salary $26,539 - $56,601
Bonus $276 - $4,202
Profit Sharing $304 - $1,973
Commission $4,250
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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$25,640 - $52,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 589
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.95 - $22.16
Overtime $17.03 - $33.76
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $276 - $4,202
Commission $4,250
Profit Sharing $304 - $1,973
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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$25,640 - $52,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 796

Job Description for Administrative Support Specialist

An administrative support specialist is responsible for a variety of duties in the office. An administrative support specialist may be in charge of scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, and organizing any other work-related events. They may need to write letters and emails, answer calls, and deal with in-person visitors.

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Administrative Support Specialist Tasks
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Supervise support clerical staff.
  • Review, track and prepare budgets; maintain records and databases.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; purchase and manage supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate office and/or departmental operations.

Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Support Specialist


The biggest paychecks can be found at Dana Farber Cancer Institute — the median salary there is $45K.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Support Specialist


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Administrative Support Specialists who go on to become Administrative Coordinators may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Administrative Coordinator, an upper-level role, pays $37K.

Administrative Support Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Administrative Support Specialist


Administrative Support Specialists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Project Management, Data Management, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Executive Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Payable and Typing also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Data Entry and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Office Administration are also skilled in Microsoft Office and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Support Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Support Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Support Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 349 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Support Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Administrative Support Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 214 salaries. An Administrative Support Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 109 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,727

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Administrative Support Specialists, 32 percent higher than the national average. Administrative Support Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+21 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Portland. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Phoenix (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Administrative Support Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Administrative Support Specialist?

Administrative Support Specialist in Boston:
"Don't like the T, it is always late."
Pros: Access to the T
Cons: No parking or parking facilities are extremely expensive

Administrative Support Specialist in East Bridgewater:
"Growing company with opportunity for hard workers."
Pros: Opportunity for growth
Cons: Pay

Administrative Support Specialist in Truckee:
"You won't get anywhere."
As long as one particular coworker is there, then you will constantly be knocked down and not able to move up or receive credit from others for work done.

Administrative Support Specialist in Chapel Hill:
"Great Career Choice."
Pros: I can work at my own pace at times but I also have deadlines. I enjoy the day to day duties and assisting others with their needs.
Cons: Last minute requests. There are always those individuals that will ask you do something that is last minute, and you have to do your best to make it work.

Administrative Support Specialist in 44131:
"Travel."
Pros: I enjoy booking travel.
Cons: This I have on my plate that should be given to someone else.

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Key Stats for Administrative Support Specialist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Administrative Support Specialist Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Administrative Support Specialist Salaries



National Average
$36,000



Microsoft Office
▼3%





▼7%

▼8%

▼10%

Accounts Payable
▼11%

Executive Support
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 19%