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Office Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$30,000
$23,000
$30,000
$38,000
Did you know that the average office assistant makes $30,235 per year? That's valued at $14.54 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $23,000 and $38,000, meaning office assistants have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most office assistants find a job with health care and professional companies, while others work for retail, health care, and manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Nevada, Idaho and Washington are the top states in the U.S. to pay office assistants the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Denver, CO
$34,494
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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 Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Nevada, Idaho and Washington, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for office assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Indiana, Missouri, and Mississippi.

City
Average Salary
Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, WA
$35,038
$35k
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$33,941
$34k
Farmington, CT
Farmington, CT
$33,691
$34k
Albany, OR
Albany, OR
$33,281
$33k
Cheyenne, WY
Cheyenne, WY
$32,917
$33k

High Paying Office Assistant Jobs

Average Office Assistant Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an office assistant, being employed by a company such as Health First or Entercom Communications would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Activision Blizzard and General Dynamics also report highly competitive salaries for office assistants.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Office Assistant Salary History

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    Average Office Assistant Pay By Industry

    The salary for an office assistant can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for office assistants tend to be found in retail, health care, and manufacturing companies. In fact, office assistants can make a yearly salary of $30,987 while working for retail companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $30,987
    $31k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $30,560
    $31k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $30,281
    $30k
    Finance
    Finance
    $30,178
    $30k
    Professional
    Professional
    $30,044
    $30k
    Education
    Education
    $29,928
    $30k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $29,411
    $29k

    Office Assistant Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an 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 Office Assistant Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    Collierville, TN
    Collierville, TN
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    10/30/2020
    Clerical Assistant
    Clerical Assistant
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $25,766
    $25,766
    10/30/2020
    Office Assistant
    Office Assistant
    Bethlehem, PA
    Bethlehem, PA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/30/2020
    Proper Solutions
    Proper Solutions
    Office Assistant
    Office Assistant
    Office Assistant
    Palm Desert, CA
    Palm Desert, CA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/30/2020
    Receptionist/Assistant
    Receptionist/Assistant
    North Charleston, SC
    North Charleston, SC
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/30/2020
    Office Assistant II (Community Outreach)
    Office Assistant II (Community Outreach)
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $30,389
    $30,389
    10/30/2020
    United States Courts
    United States Courts
    Clerical Assistant
    Clerical Assistant
    Clerical Assistant
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $32,137
    $32,137
    10/30/2020
    Office Assistant
    Office Assistant
    Clinton, NY
    Clinton, NY
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/30/2020
    Receptionist Assisted Living
    Receptionist Assisted Living
    Maplewood, MN
    Maplewood, MN
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $21,600
    $21,600
    10/29/2020
    Office Assistant
    Office Assistant
    Dayton, OH
    Dayton, OH
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $25,774
    $25,774
    10/29/2020