$49,873
Avg. Salary
$21.04
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,019

Bonus

$1,982

Profit Sharing

$1,179

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Sr. Administrative Assistant is $21.04 per hour.

The average pay for a Sr. Administrative Assistant is $49,873 per year.

10%
$15.07
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$28.86
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MEDIAN $21.04
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$37k
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$67k
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MEDIAN $49,873
$36,506 - $67,017
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MEDIAN: $49,873
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$0$67K
Salary $36,506 - $67,017
Bonus $505 - $5,767
Profit Sharing $650 - $7,354
Commission $1,179
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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$33,576 - $65,792
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,027
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.07 - $28.86
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $23.12 - $45.35
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $505 - $5,767
Commission $1,179
Profit Sharing $650 - $7,354
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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$33,576 - $65,792
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,644

Job Description for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Senior administrative assistants help busy high-level executives successfully perform their job functions. Some senior administrative assistants work with many executives, whereas others work in support of a single executive. In either case, they are responsible for ensuring that important information and urgent business matters reach the appropriate parties in a timely and satisfactory manner.

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Sr. Administrative Assistant Tasks
  • Host and facilitate activities such as cross-team meetings, social gatherings, and conferences.
  • Perform general administrative activities such as greeting visitors, screening and directing phone calls, and escorting visitors.
  • Provide administrative support to one or more executives.
  • Manage executive calendars with attention to detail, accuracy, and appropriate time allocation.

Sr. Administrative Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$94K

KPMG, LLP
31 profiles
$56,737

$51,637

$45,993

$60,944

Edward Jones
14 profiles
$40,717

$39,918

$52,249

$49,449

$64,677

$47,165

Common Career Paths for Sr. Administrative Assistant


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Senior Administrative Assistants who transition into a Human Resources Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $59K per year. Senior Administrative Assistants most frequently become Executive Assistants and Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants even though median compensation is $1K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

Sr. Administrative Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Sr. Administrative Assistant


Senior Administrative Assistants seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Travel Planning, Powerpoint, Event Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Accounts Payable, and Customer Relationship Management. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Office Administration, and Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 652 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 931 salaries. An experienced Sr. Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 1,317 salaries. A Sr. Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 865 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,728

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Administrative Assistants in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Senior Administrative Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 7 percent below the national average. Workers in Pittsburgh and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

Sr. Administrative Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sr. Administrative Assistant?

Sr. Administrative Assistant in Orangeburg:
"Never ending and always different."
Pros: Seeing people grow out of the pain of a lost loved one and knowing that I was a person that helped to put a smile on their face and make things a little easier for them.
Cons: Sometimes I can't get everything I want to get done that day because we are busy.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in Cedar Rapids:
"High turnover."
Be prepared change and very little feedback.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in Bridgeport:
"Do Not Work In A Small Organization."
If you want a position that requires very little challenge that is repetitive and mundane then apply within. If not, get to a headhunter, hone your computer skills and start applying.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in Houston:
"Time consuming for advancement."
Have your goals in order.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in Houston:
"Seeking Global Salary For Senior Administrative Assistant."
Have excellent customer service and communication skills. Be willing to take on any task when given the opportunity.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in fridely:
"The Technical Experience required."
Always be open to learn new things.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in Atlanta:
"No career path for administrative assistants."
Negotiate a higher entry salary.

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Key Stats for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1187 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼5%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries


▲4%



▲1%

National Average
$48,000

▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Office Management
▼2%








Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1187 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 14%