Office Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$30,000
$23,000
Min 10%
$30,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Health First
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does an office assistant make?
The national average salary for an Office Assistant in the U.S. is $30,235 annually or $14.54 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $38,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Office Assistants are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. States with the highest Office Assistant salaries include Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Colorado, and Rhode Island. The typical employment for an Office Assistant is 2.2 years.

Average Office Assistant Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Office Assistant in the USA is $30,235 annually or $14.54 hourly. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Office Assistants at 35,391. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Office Assistants is $21,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Office Assistant salaries are Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Colorado, and Rhode Island. Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Georgia are the lowest earners.

Map of Office Assistant Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Office Assistant Salary By Company

There is good job security in Office Assistant positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Health Care companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Office Assistants. Health First and Entercom Communications are the best paying companies for Office Assistants. If you can find a job at a company like Activision Blizzard or General Dynamics, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Office Assistants.

Average Office Assistant Pay By Industry

Wages for Office Assistants can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Finance companies, and Health Care companies tend to have the highest salaries for Office Assistants. Manufacturing companies pay Office Assistants an average salary of $31,019, Finance companies pay $30,626, and Health Care companys come in at $30,410. The types of companies that pay Office Assistants the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $29,450.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$31,019
$31k
Finance
Finance
$30,626
$31k
Health Care
Health Care
$30,410
$30k
Professional
Professional
$30,358
$30k
Retail
Retail
$29,915
$30k
Education
Education
$29,693
$30k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$29,450
$29k

Office Assistant Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Office Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Office Assistant can range from $20,587 to $44,623 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 Office Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
DSA International
Office Assistant (LN)
04/29/2020
$33,392
Office Assistant
04/28/2020
$29,218
University of Utah
College of Nursing Office Assistant (Work Study)
04/27/2020
$20,870
Masiello Employment Services
Office Assistant
04/27/2020
$35,479
United States Courts
Clerical Assistant (Capital Habeas Unit)-Temporary NTE
04/26/2020
$32,320
Staffing Office Assistant Arrmc (Staffing and Scheduling)
04/24/2020
$37,023
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
04/24/2020
$34,436
New York State Civil Service
Office Assistant 1
04/24/2020
$31,245
State of Illinois
Office Assistant-OPT 2
04/23/2020
$34,188
Office Assistant II (Records)
04/23/2020
$30,389
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