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How Much Does an Administrative Associate Earn In The United States?

Administrative Associate Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$19,000
$31,000
$52,000
The average administrative associate makes about $31,650 per year. That's $15.22 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $19,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $52,000. Many of administrative associates seem to be drawn to health care and education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case administrative associates tend to work at pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and health care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island pay administrative associates the highest salaries.
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Where Administrative Associates Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Administrative Associates Earn In Different Cities?

While an administrative associate can average a salary of $31,650 per year, or $15.22 per hour, there are many opportunities for administrative associates to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $50,972 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, New York, NY and Boston, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $28,000. The highest paying states for administrative associates include New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Idaho, Maine, and South Carolina offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Washington, DC
$50,972
Avg. Salary
$22k
$69k
2. San Francisco, CA
$45,661
Avg. Salary
$22k
$69k
3. New York, NY
$44,778
Avg. Salary
$22k
$69k
4. Boston, MA
$43,442
Avg. Salary
$22k
$69k
5. Chicago, IL
$42,794
Avg. Salary
$22k
$69k
6. Ann Arbor, MI
$41,678
Avg. Salary
$22k
$69k

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Which Companies Pay Administrative Associates The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like First Republic Bank and JPMorgan Chase as they offer the highest salaries for administrative associates.
Company
Avg. Salary
$31k
$122k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$122k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$122k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$122k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$122k

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Administrative Associate Salary History

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    How Much Do Administrative Associates Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, administrative associate salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for administrative associates. For example, administrative associates make a whopping average salary of $65,176 while working for pharmaceutical companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $42,547 at manufacturing companies and $41,384 at health care companies. But administrative associates may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $39,480.
    1. Pharmaceutical
    $65,176
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $77k
    2. Manufacturing
    $42,547
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $77k
    3. Health Care
    $41,384
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $77k
    4. Insurance
    $40,451
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $77k
    5. Media
    $39,754
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $77k
    6. Education
    $39,480
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $77k

    How Experience Affects Administrative Associate Salaries

    The salary for an administrative associate can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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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    Administrative Associate IV
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    Corpus Christi, TX
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    $31,096
    $31,096
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    Administrative Associate IV
    Administrative Associate IV
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    Canyon, TX
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    01/29/2021
    $25,795
    $25,795
    01/29/2021
    Administrative Associate 2--Temporary Solutions
    Administrative Associate 2--Temporary Solutions
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    01/28/2021
    Open Door Mission
    Open Door Mission
    Administrative Associate
    Administrative Associate
    Administrative Associate
    Omaha, NE
    Omaha, NE
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $28,175
    $28,175
    01/28/2021
    Administrative Associate V
    Administrative Associate V
    College Station, TX
    College Station, TX
    01/27/2021
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    $30,324
    $30,324
    01/27/2021
    Administrative Associate III-Army Rotc
    Administrative Associate III-Army Rotc
    Bozeman, MT
    Bozeman, MT
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    01/22/2021
    Tarleton State University
    Tarleton State University
    Administrative Associate IV
    Administrative Associate IV
    Administrative Associate IV
    Fort Worth, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
    01/13/2021
    01/13/2021
    $27,152
    $27,152
    01/13/2021
    Administrative Associate IV
    Administrative Associate IV
    Laredo, TX
    Laredo, TX
    01/08/2021
    01/08/2021
    $25,795
    $25,795
    01/08/2021
    Administrative Associate I, Development
    Administrative Associate I, Development
    Salisbury, MD
    Salisbury, MD
    12/31/2020
    12/31/2020
    $27,903
    $27,903
    12/31/2020
    Star Staffing
    Star Staffing
    Administrative Associate
    Administrative Associate
    Administrative Associate
    American Canyon, CA
    American Canyon, CA
    12/29/2020
    12/29/2020
    $39,653
    $39,653
    12/29/2020