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Average Staff Assistant Hourly Pay

$17.46
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,209
Bonus
$500
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The average hourly pay for a Staff Assistant is $17.46.
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$12.19
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$17.46
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$24.99
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
Bonus
$299 - $4,562
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$0 - $500
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$26,669 - $59,421
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What Do Staff Assistants Do?

Staff Assistant Tasks
  • Manage calendars, room schedules, inventory and other facilities tasks.
  • Enter data, analyze data and create reports and presentations.
  • Organize files for ease of use.
  • Answer requests, write correspondence and prepare documents for meetings.

Job Satisfaction for Staff Assistant

3.7 out of 5
(122)
Highly Satisfied
11Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Staff Assistant are from the companies Duke University, American Airlines and Harvard University. Reported salaries are highest at Harvard University where the average pay is $28.32. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include City and County of Denver and Kaiser Permanente, earning around $25.45 and $23.58, respectively. Florida Department of Health pays the lowest at around $12.77. American Airlines and Duke University Medical Center also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.03 and $18.59, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Staff Assistants?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Staff Assistants?

An entry-level Staff Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.05 based on 41 salaries. An early career Staff Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.73 based on 245 salaries. A mid-career Staff Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.86 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Staff Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.82 based on 125 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Staff Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 31.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (18.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tallahassee, Florida (31.2% less), Charlotte, North Carolina (1.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 612 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.7%
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
17.5%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
15.4%