The average salary for an Administrative Assistant in South Africa is R117,362.
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R48k - R242k
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Job Description for Administrative Assistant
Administrative assistants are employed in a very wide range of fields and provides various types administrative assistance to employees. Depending on the workload, they may be trusted with carrying out tasks for one or many individuals within a department, and cross-department work is sometimes necessary. The tasks they perform vary greatly depending on who they assist; when working for individuals, tasks may be personal in nature, such as running errands and fulfilling tasks as they are assigne…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies Sanlam, Smollan Group and Gauteng Department of Education. Reported salaries are highest at FNB where the average pay is R240,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gauteng Department of Education and Nedbank, earning around R170,016 and R168,008, respectively. PSG Konsult pays the lowest at around R90,000. Smollan Group and Capitec Bank also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R96,000 and R116,923, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant
Skills in Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Data Entry, Microsoft Office and Office Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant
An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R87,308 based on 180 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R101,035 based on 1,857 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R144,266 based on 662 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R164,561 based on 410 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R167,463.
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