Sr. Administrative Assistant Salary

The national average salary for Senior Administrative Assistants is $49K per year; by contrast, Intel Corporation pays at a significantly higher rate, offering average pay of $77K. Senior Administrative Assistants will also find cushy salaries at Genentech, Inc. (+$70K), Novartis (+$66K), and Kaiser Permanente (+$56K). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,370 - $67,381
$36K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,507
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$14.99 - $28.41
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$0$67K
Salary $36,370 - $67,381
Bonus $520 - $5,896
Profit Sharing $500 - $8,212
Commission $1,000
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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$33,520 - $65,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,673
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.99 - $28.41
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $23.72 - $45.34
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $520 - $5,896
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $500 - $8,212
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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$33,520 - $65,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,430

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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

  • 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.

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.

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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: $47,290

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 Florence:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Working in the athletics department; being able to be a part of helping to develop the students in their skills of athletics and helping to aid in them achieving their goals of obtaining their degrees. Being able to give back to the community.
Cons: The pay.

Sr. Administrative Assistant in San Francisco:
Pros: Being able to manage my own work, Fast pace, communicating with all levels of management.
Cons: Not sure what my role is, no career path.

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.

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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 617 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$47,000

▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Sr. Administrative Assistant Salaries


▲5%



▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Office Management
▼1%








Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 617 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%
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