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Senior Administrative Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$41,000
$28,000
$41,000
$61,000
Senior administrative assistants in the United States make an average salary of $41,734 per year or $20.06 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $61,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, and New Jersey provide the highest senior administrative assistant salaries.
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Map of Senior Administrative Assistant Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Senior Administrative Assistant Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Nevada and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior administrative assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$68,409
$68k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$56,413
$56k
New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT
$52,483
$52k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$52,463
$52k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$51,778
$52k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$49,739
$50k
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$48,062
$48k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$47,426
$47k
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
$44,585
$45k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$44,495
$44k

High Paying Senior Administrative Assistant Jobs

Average Senior Administrative Assistant Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a senior administrative assistant, working for Latham & Watkins or Apple might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like General Electric and Daiichi Sankyo report highly competitive salaries for senior administrative assistants.

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    Average Senior Administrative Assistant Pay By Industry

    The salary for a senior administrative assistant can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior administrative assistants tend to be found in pharmaceutical, health care, and finance companies. In fact, senior administrative assistants can make a yearly salary of $46,707 while working for pharmaceutical companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Pharmaceutical
    Pharmaceutical
    $46,707
    $47k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $42,503
    $43k
    Finance
    Finance
    $41,699
    $42k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $40,583
    $41k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $40,199
    $40k
    Technology
    Technology
    $38,099
    $38k

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    $33,000
    $33,000
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    Charlottesville, VA
    Charlottesville, VA
    10/29/2020
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    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/29/2020
    Senior Administrative Assistant
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    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    10/29/2020
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    $39,653
    $39,653
    10/29/2020
    SR. Administrative Assistant
    SR. Administrative Assistant
    Tysons Corner, VA
    Tysons Corner, VA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $44,808
    $44,808
    10/28/2020
    SR. Administrative Assistant
    SR. Administrative Assistant
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Fort Wayne, IN
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/28/2020
    SR. Administrative Assistant
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    Bakersfield, CA
    Bakersfield, CA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $37,670
    $37,670
    10/22/2020
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $70,958
    $70,958
    10/22/2020
    SR. Administrative Assistant
    SR. Administrative Assistant
    Savannah, GA
    Savannah, GA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $39,653
    $39,653
    10/22/2020
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $36,523
    $36,523
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    Liberty Lutheran
    Liberty Lutheran
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    West Phila Senior Comm Center-Administrative Asst II (70)
    West Phila Senior Comm Center-Administrative Asst II (70)
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $30,262
    $30,262
    10/20/2020