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Administrative assistant salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $18.70
Low $13.17
High $26.56
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a administrative assistant is $18.70 per hour in the United States. 141.4k salaries reported, updated at September 23, 2023

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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. MWIDM Inc.
    97 reviews350 salaries reported
    $21.83per hour
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Highest paying cities for Administrative Assistants near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $23.45 per hour
    1.9k salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $22.54 per hour
    612 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $21.38 per hour
    1.6k salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $19.95 per hour
    850 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $19.71 per hour
    1.2k salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $19.07 per hour
    1.3k salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $18.75 per hour
    794 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $17.97 per hour
    2k salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $17.53 per hour
    1.2k 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
Top certifications
Top fields of study
Business Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
2 jobs2
10 jobs10
558 jobs931
70 jobs90
91 jobs104
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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?

Office Administrator

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Average $18.87 per hour

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

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Average $17.15 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Administrative Assistant

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