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Administrative Office Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$31,000
$24,000
$31,000
$39,000
Administrative office assistants in the United States make an average salary of $31,039 per year or $14.92 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $39,000. If you like following the crowd, professional and education companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out government, education, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey provide the highest administrative office assistant salaries.
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Map of Administrative Office Assistant Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Administrative Office Assistant Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an administrative office assistant is roughly $31,039 per year, which boils down to $14.92 per hour. Interestingly enough, administrative office assistants have the highest salaries in Seattle, WA at about $40,829 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Seattle, WA is $30,000. Additionally, administrative office assistants make more than the average salary in Glendale, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Boulder, CO, Boston, MA, and Anchorage, AK. On a more broad level, administrative office assistant salaries are highest in Washington, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Wyoming. On the contrary, Oklahoma, Florida, and Georgia offer the lowest administrative office assistant salaries.

City
Average Salary
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$40,829
$41k
Glendale, CA
Glendale, CA
$37,127
$37k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$35,540
$36k
Boulder, CO
Boulder, CO
$34,808
$35k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$34,594
$35k
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, AK
$32,950
$33k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$32,181
$32k
Albany, NY
Albany, NY
$30,606
$31k
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
$30,019
$30k
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
$29,837
$30k

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Average Administrative Office Assistant Salary By Company

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 NBBJ and Alvarez and Marsal as they offer the highest salaries for administrative office assistants.

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Administrative Office Assistant Salary History

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    Average Administrative Office Assistant Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, administrative office assistant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that government, education, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for administrative office assistants. For example, administrative office assistants make a whopping average salary of $35,719 while working for government companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $31,903 at education companies and $31,890 at manufacturing companies. But administrative office assistants may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $29,937.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Government
    Government
    $35,719
    $36k
    Education
    Education
    $31,903
    $32k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $31,890
    $32k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $31,656
    $32k
    Professional
    Professional
    $30,874
    $31k
    Finance
    Finance
    $30,611
    $31k
    Retail
    Retail
    $29,964
    $30k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $29,937
    $30k

    Administrative Office Assistant Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an administrative office assistant 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.

    Recently Added Administrative Office Assistant Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    City of Baltimore, Md
    City of Baltimore, Md
    Special Victim's Unit Administrative Assistant-State Attorneys Office
    Special Victim's Unit Administrative Assistant-State Attorneys Office
    Special Victim's Unit Administrative Assistant-State Attorneys Office
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $35,168
    $35,168
    10/27/2020
    Silvercareagency
    Silvercareagency
    Administrative/Office Assistant
    Administrative/Office Assistant
    Administrative/Office Assistant
    Howell, NJ
    Howell, NJ
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/24/2020
    Hire Up Staffing Services
    Hire Up Staffing Services
    Office Administrative Assistant
    Office Administrative Assistant
    Office Administrative Assistant
    Visalia, CA
    Visalia, CA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/22/2020
    Local Office Administrative Assistant
    Local Office Administrative Assistant
    Batesville, AR
    Batesville, AR
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $26,034
    $26,034
    10/22/2020
    Arkansas Government Job
    Arkansas Government Job
    Local Office Administrative Assistant
    Local Office Administrative Assistant
    Local Office Administrative Assistant
    Batesville, AR
    Batesville, AR
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $26,034
    $26,034
    10/21/2020
    Administrative Office Assistant
    Administrative Office Assistant
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $21,914
    $21,914
    10/20/2020
    Administrative Office Assistant
    Administrative Office Assistant
    Jacksonville, FL
    Jacksonville, FL
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/16/2020
    Office Professional-Administrative Assistant-Open Enrollment
    Office Professional-Administrative Assistant-Open Enrollment
    Boulder, CO
    Boulder, CO
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $39,757
    $39,757
    09/24/2020
    Office Admin Assistant
    Office Admin Assistant
    Naples, FL
    Naples, FL
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    09/23/2020
    In-Office Administrative Assistant
    In-Office Administrative Assistant
    Del Mar, CA
    Del Mar, CA
    09/19/2020
    09/19/2020
    $35,479
    $35,479
    09/19/2020