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Administrative Assistant salary in United States

How much does an Administrative Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary

$17.46

Most common benefits

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401(k)
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The average salary for a administrative assistant is $17.46 per hour in the United States. 121.3k salaries reported, updated at May 22, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Administrative Assistants in United States

  1. UnitedHealth Group
    3.6star
    17123 reviews21 salaries reported
    $29.24per hour
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Highest paying cities for Administrative Assistants in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $21.79 per hour
    1147 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $21.06 per hour
    606 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $20.39 per hour
    1236 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $19.86 per hour
    977 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $19.07 per hour
    816 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $18.13 per hour
    1102 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $18.02 per hour
    789 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $17.29 per hour
    1701 salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $16.77 per hour
    1050 salaries reported
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Where can an Administrative Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Administrative Assistants

Top skills
ArcView
+148.82%salary
Top certifications
TWIC Card
+16.85%salary
Top fields of study
Business Degree
+7.69%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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2 jobs2
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558 jobs931
70 jobs90
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Most common benefits for Administrative Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 68,754 ratings

45% of Administrative Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Receptionist

181,453 job openings

Average $14.89 per hour

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

1,408 job openings

Average $16.88 per hour

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