Administrative Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$36,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$36,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Dell
Highest Paying City
Richmond, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does an administrative assistant make?
Administrative Assistants in America make an average salary of $36,130 per year or $17.37 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $52,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 per year. Professional companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Some of the states with the best Administrative Assistant salaries are California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, and New York. The typical tenure for an Administrative Assistant is 3.2 years.

Average Administrative Assistant Salary By Location

Administrative Assistants in the US makes an average salary of $36,130 per year or $17.37 per hour. The top city when it comes to Administrative Assistant salaries is Richmond, CA at $49,005 per year. Not only that, Richmond, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $29,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Administrative Assistant salaries are California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, and New York. Mississippi, Kentucky, and Indiana have the lowest Administrative Assistant salaries.

Map of Administrative Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Administrative Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Administrative Assistant Salary By Company

Administrative Assistants report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Administrative Assistants are Professional companies and Health Care companies. Dell and Sidley Austin are the highest paying companies. Companies like Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Apple also report very competitive wages for Administrative Assistants.

Average Administrative Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Administrative Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Finance companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Administrative Assistants well. Health Care companies pay Administrative Assistants an average salary of $37,802, Finance companies pay $35,737, and Manufacturing companys come in at $35,710. The average salary for Administrative Assistants in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $34,302.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$37,802
$38k
Finance
Finance
$35,737
$36k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$35,710
$36k
Retail
Retail
$34,505
$35k
Professional
Professional
$34,302
$34k

Administrative Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Administrative Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Administrative Assistant can range from $27,654 to $52,402 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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Administrative Assistant
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$24,710
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Hirelevel
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