Average Sr. Administrative Assistant Salary

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The average salary for a Sr. Administrative Assistant is $50,434.
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$37k - $68k
$499 - $6k
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$600 - $6k
$308 - $3k
Total Pay
$34k - $66k

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Job Description for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Sr. Administrative Assistant Tasks
  • Provide administrative support to one or more executives.
  • Manage executive calendars with attention to detail, accuracy, and appropriate time allocation.
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Sr. Administrative Assistant

4.1 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Sr. Administrative Assistant are from the companies KPMG, LLP, United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $58,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), earning around $57,053 and $54,464, respectively. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. pays the lowest at around $40,804. Edward Jones and University of Michigan (U-M) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,000 and $48,703, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Sr. Administrative Assistant

Skills in Microsoft Office and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Administration and Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Administrative Assistant

An entry-level Sr. Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,487 based on 33 salaries. An early career Sr. Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,583 based on 883 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,462 based on 1,093 salaries. An experienced Sr. Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,821 based on 1,858 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,943.
Employees with Sr. Administrative Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (8.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.7% less).

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