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Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$44,000
$22,000
$44,000
$88,000
Assistants in the United States make an average salary of $44,232 per year or $21.27 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $88,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Delaware provide the highest assistant salaries.
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Map of Assistant Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Assistant Salary By Location

While an assistant can average a salary of $44,232 per year, or $21.27 per hour, there are many opportunities for assistants to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $81,544 per year. Other high-paying locations include Worcester, MA, New York, NY and Danbury, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $23,000. The highest paying states for assistants include Maryland, Massachusetts and New York. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Alaska, and Oregon offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Worcester, MA
Worcester, MA
$71,141
$71k
Danbury, CT
Danbury, CT
$67,892
$68k
Richmond, IN
Richmond, IN
$60,755
$61k

High Paying Assistant Jobs

Average Assistant Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an assistant, being employed by a company such as Boston Medical Center or Rush University Medical Center would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Children's National Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center also report highly competitive salaries for assistants.

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Assistant Salary History

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    Assistant Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an 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 Assistant Salaries

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    $31,305
    $31,305
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    Placerville, CA
    10/30/2020
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    $39,582
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    Scottsdale, AZ
    10/30/2020
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    $25,879
    $25,879
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    The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
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    Holiday Assistant
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    Waterbury, CT
    10/30/2020
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    $25,044
    $25,044
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    New Albany, OH
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
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    State of Nevada
    State of Nevada
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    Nevada
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    $31,404
    $31,404
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    Burlington, MA
    10/28/2020
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    $27,653
    $27,653
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    Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
    Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
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    Mayetta, KS
    10/28/2020
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    $26,275
    $26,275
    10/28/2020
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    Garnishment Assistant
    Maryland
    Maryland
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $26,088
    $26,088
    10/28/2020
    Springwell Inc.
    Springwell Inc.
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    Dining Site Assistant
    Dining Site Assistant
    Waltham, MA
    Waltham, MA
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    $31,305
    $31,305
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