Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Boston Medical Center
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does an assistant make?
Assistants in America make, on average, $44,232 a year or $21.27 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $88,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $22,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Assistants are Retail companies and Health Care companies. Some of the states with the best Assistant salaries are Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Delaware. The typical tenure for an Assistant is 2.0 years.

Average Assistant Salary By Location

Assistants in the United States of America make on average $44,232 a year or $21.27 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Assistants at 81,544. Even an entry-level Assistant makes $23,000 per year in Washington, DC. Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Delaware are the highest paying states. Oklahoma, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, and Utah are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Assistant Salaries

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

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Average Assistant Salary By Company

Assistants can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Retail companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Boston Medical Center or Rush University Medical Center will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Children's National Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center also pay high salaries to their Assistants.

Assistant Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Assistant can range from $33,855 to $64,152 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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