Clerical/Administrative Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$28,000
$22,000
Min 10%
$28,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Bellingham, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a clerical/administrative assistant make?
The national average salary for a Clerical/Administrative Assistant in the U.S. is $28,620 annually or $13.76 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $35,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Clerical/Administrative Assistants are Retail companies and Professional companies. Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, Minnesota, and Connecticut have the highest paying Clerical/Administrative Assistant jobs. The typical tenure for a Clerical/Administrative Assistant is 3.0 years.

Average Clerical/Administrative Assistant Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Clerical/Administrative Assistant in the United States is $28,620 per year or $13.76 per hour. Bellingham, WA reports the highest annual salary for Clerical/Administrative Assistants at 36,460. Not only that, Bellingham, WA also has an average entry-level salary of $27,000. Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, Minnesota, and Connecticut are the states with the highest payscale for Clerical/Administrative Assistants. Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Louisiana are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Clerical/Administrative Assistant Salaries

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

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Average Clerical/Administrative Assistant Salary By Company

Clerical/Administrative Assistants report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Most Clerical/Administrative Assistant jobs are in Retail companies and Retail companies. Science Applications International ... and Kforce are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like University of Florida and Beacon Health System report highly competitive salaries for Clerical/Administrative Assistants.

Average Clerical/Administrative Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Clerical/Administrative Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Telecommunication companies, Retail companies, and Health Care companies tend to have the highest salaries for Clerical/Administrative Assistants. Telecommunication companies pay their Clerical/Administrative Assistants the highest wages, averaging $29,511 per year. Retail companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $29,510 and $29,235, respectively. At $28,082, the average salary for Clerical/Administrative Assistants in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$29,511
$30k
Retail
Retail
$29,510
$30k
Health Care
Health Care
$29,235
$29k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$29,109
$29k
Finance
Finance
$29,063
$29k
Professional
Professional
$28,082
$28k

Clerical/Administrative Assistant Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Clerical/Administrative Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Clerical/Administrative Assistant can range from $21,906 to $41,509 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.

Recently Added Clerical/Administrative Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Clerical Support-Administrative
04/17/2020
$31,305
Randstad
Administrative and Clerical Assistants
04/09/2020
$27,131
University of Utah
UU Student-Admin/Clerical (Work-Study)
03/21/2020
$20,870
Staffing Partners
Clerical-Administrative Assistant
02/26/2020
$25,044
Luttrell Staffing Group
Administrative Assistant | Clerical
02/26/2020
$33,392
Thrivas
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02/17/2020
$37,566
University of Utah
UU Student-Admin/Clerical (Work Study)
02/15/2020
$20,870
TRC Staffing Services
Clerical/Administrative Assistant
01/17/2020
$30,000
Kelly Services
Clerical/Administrative Assistant
01/16/2020
$25,044
University of Utah
Clerical/Administrative Assistant
01/07/2020
$20,870
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