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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Administrative Associate Salary

$41,396 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$19.90 hourly

Entry level Salary
$28,000 yearly
$28,000
10 %
$41,396
Median
$59,000
90 %

How much does an Administrative Associate make?

Administrative associates make $41,396 per year on average, or $19.9 per hour, in the United States. Administrative associates on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $59,000.

Location impacts how much an administrative associate can expect to make. Administrative associates make the most in New York, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Administrative Associates

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

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Administrative Associate average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1District of Columbia$71,168$34.22270
2New York$68,917$33.131,835
3Massachusetts$67,590$32.501,102
4California$68,420$32.892,709
5Pennsylvania$56,630$27.231,154
6Connecticut$60,410$29.04309
7New Jersey$62,841$30.21640
8Virginia$53,364$25.66961
9Hawaii$55,405$26.6489
10Rhode Island$55,268$26.5792
11Nevada$53,475$25.71178
12Ohio$49,038$23.581,007
13Vermont$55,121$26.5051
14New Hampshire$54,788$26.34115
15Maryland$51,835$24.92627
16Delaware$53,896$25.9189
17Oregon$47,651$22.91419
18Arizona$48,957$23.54518
19Michigan$50,355$24.21608
20Florida$42,885$20.621,595
21North Carolina$45,631$21.94732
22New Mexico$46,977$22.59123
23South Carolina$43,097$20.72368
24Illinois$45,804$22.02870
25Tennessee$42,520$20.44433
26Washington$41,350$19.88774
27Alaska$39,909$19.19122
28Maine$41,790$20.09107
29Indiana$42,410$20.39451
30Minnesota$40,577$19.51575
31West Virginia$42,162$20.2791
32Alabama$42,694$20.53211
33Colorado$39,970$19.22538
34Wisconsin$36,928$17.75554
35Mississippi$41,937$20.16122
36Texas$38,673$18.591,715
37Nebraska$37,544$18.05177
38Utah$35,511$17.07315
39Wyoming$32,804$15.7768
40Idaho$33,755$16.23181
41Oklahoma$39,711$19.09188
42Kentucky$37,796$18.17237
43Iowa$34,916$16.79301
44Georgia$38,457$18.49706
45Montana$27,605$13.27149
46Missouri$34,172$16.43374
47Kansas$34,165$16.43174
48Louisiana$34,386$16.53184
49North Dakota$29,518$14.1970
50Arkansas$31,166$14.98150
51South Dakota$27,541$13.2463

Highest Paying Cities For Administrative Associates

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$73,492$35.33
2Washington, DC$71,224$34.24
3New York, NY$69,627$33.47
4Boston, MA$67,589$32.49
5Hartford, CT$59,711$28.71
6Salisbury, MD$53,073$25.52
7Winchester, VA$52,989$25.48
8Southfield, MI$50,962$24.50
9Pittsburgh, PA$50,755$24.40
10Columbus, OH$48,741$23.43
11Tucson, AZ$47,548$22.86
12Raleigh, NC$46,939$22.57
13Chicago, IL$46,166$22.20
14Knoxville, TN$44,876$21.57
15Columbus, IN$42,775$20.56

Administrative Associate Salary Details

Administrative Associate Salary

What is an Administrative Associate's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$59,000$4,917$28
75th Percentile$50,000$4,167$24
Average$41,396$3,450$20
25th Percentile$34,000$2,833$16
10th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Secretary$37,942$3,162$18.2469,315
Department Secretary$34,803$2,900$16.7380,303
Office Administrator$34,979$2,915$16.82118,096
Administrator Secretary$39,358$3,280$18.9299,520
Administrative Receptionist$32,756$2,730$15.7591,892
Administrative Internship$33,481$2,790$16.1080,571

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Merck Jobs (138)
  2. Halliburton Jobs (91)
  3. Stanford University Jobs (152)
  4. UT Southwestern Medical Center Jobs (38)
  5. KBR Jobs (52)

Which Companies Pay Administrative Associates The Most?

The highest paying companies for administrative associates are Citi and OCC according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like First Republic Bank and Morgan Stanley report highly competitive wages for administrative associates.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Citi$111,981$53.8419
2OCC$110,209$52.996
3First Republic Bank$107,064$51.4712
4Morgan Stanley$104,898$50.4357
5Lord Abbett$98,926$47.561
6JPMorgan Chase & Co.$98,366$47.29168
7Activision Blizzard$94,966$45.666
8Raytheon Technologies$94,566$45.4640
9City National Bank$93,053$44.7410
10WesBanco$92,513$44.487
11Baker Boyer Bank$90,004$43.271
12State Street$88,216$42.411
13BMO Harris Bank$87,887$42.253
14Advent Software$87,279$41.96
15Bank of America$86,589$41.63145
16Cenergy International Services$86,555$41.6133
17BlackRock$86,415$41.5511
18BMO Capital Markets$82,496$39.668
19Eli Lilly and Company$82,381$39.612
20Middlebury College$79,353$38.15

How Much Do Administrative Associates Make In Different Industries?

Administrative associate salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the pharmaceutical, finance, and manufacturing industries tend to offer much higher salaries for administrative associates. For example, administrative associates make a whopping average salary of $79,959 while working in the pharmaceutical industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $74,845 in the finance industry and $60,913 in the manufacturing industry.

Administrative associates may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $47,087.

Highest Paying Industries For Administrative Associates

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Pharmaceutical$79,959$38.44
2Finance$74,845$35.98
3Manufacturing$60,913$29.29
4Technology$56,585$27.20
5Insurance$55,644$26.75
6Health Care$53,078$25.52
7Education$47,087$22.64

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Administrative Associate Salary Trends

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.

Administrative Associate Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$31,700$15.23
Mid Level$43,100$20.74
Senior Level$60,000$28.87

Average Administrative Associate Salary Over Time

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

    Administrative Associate Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$41,400$19.90+3.0%
    2021$40,200$19.31+2.8%
    2020$39,000$18.76+2.8%
    2019$37,900$18.23+2.2%
    2018$37,100$17.84+2.6%

    Recently Added Administrative Associate Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Williams LeaReceptionist/Admin AssociateHouston, TX06/01/2022$35,479
    Williams LeaAdministrative AssociateWheeling, WV06/01/2022$31,305
    Cornerstone Building BrandsAssociate Safety AdministratorWelcome, NC05/31/2022$37,566
    State of North CarolinaAdministrative Associate IIRaleigh, NC05/29/2022$31,200
    CumminsAdministrative Associate (Hourly)Columbus, IN05/27/2022$48,001
    City of Austin, TxTemporary-Administrative AssociateAustin, TX05/27/2022$32,307
    Marshall UniversityAdministrative AssociateHuntington, WV05/27/2022$25,600
    Ball CorporationAdministrative Associate IBoulder, CO05/24/2022$36,126
    ProgressiveAdministrative Assistant Associate-LegalAtlanta, GA05/24/2022$31,305
    TTECAdministrative AssociatePrairie Village, KS05/24/2022$46,394

    Administrative Associate Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Administrative Associates the most?

    New York pays Administrative Associates the most in the United States, with an average salary of $71,168 per year, or $34.22 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Administrative Associate?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Administrative Associate if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $68,917 per year.

    What type of Administrative Associate gets paid the most?

    Administrative Staff gets paid the most. Administrative Staff made a median salary of $80,966. The best-paid 10 percent make $91,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $71,000.

    Do administrative assistants make good money?

    No, administrative assistants do not make good money. The average administrative assistant makes $43,886 a year or $16.31 an hour. Administrative assistants in the lower 10% (e.g., entry-level positions, only make about $26,000 a year.) Meanwhile, the top 10% earn an average salary of $42,000.

    How much do administrative assistants make per hour?

    Administrative assistants make $16.31 per hour ($43,886 a year), on average. The best-paid 25% make, on average, $47,510, while the lowest-paid 25% make $30,100. Factors such as the number of years of experience working as an administrative assistant can impact how much you earn an hour.

    What is the base salary for an administrative assistant?

    The base salary that an administrative associate makes is just under $41,000. The lowest 10% earned less than $27,000 on average; meanwhile, the highest 10% typically earned more than $67,000.

    What is the highest-paying administrative job?

    The highest-paying administrative job is a hospital administrator. Administrative responsibilities will vary with the specific type of company or work being done.

    The annual average salary for a hospital administrator is approximately $111,000. This salary reflects the administrator's responsibility to operate all areas of a hospital efficiently. Similarly, the average salary of a city administrator is approximately $94,000 annually. Both positions represent large operations with many departments that must work effectively.

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