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What is the average salary for Administrative Assistants in the United States?

Administrative Assistants earn an average hourly wage of $16.59. Hourly wages typically start from $9.89 and go up to $24.19. Administrative Assistants earn an average salary of $34,500 per year. Salaries typically start from $20,570 and go up to $50,320.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$24.19 an hour $50,320 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$20.05 an hour $41,710 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$15.98 an hour $33,240 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$12.59 an hour $26,180 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$9.89 an hour $20,570 per year

Historical salary for Administrative Assistants in the United States

Administrative Assistant salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Administrative Assistant Salary in District of Columbia $22.58 $46,960 # 1
Administrative Assistant Salary in Massachusetts $20.53 $42,700 # 2
Administrative Assistant Salary in Connecticut $19.34 $40,230 # 3
Administrative Assistant Salary in New Jersey $19.19 $39,910 # 4
Administrative Assistant Salary in California $18.71 $38,920 # 5
Administrative Assistant Salary in Rhode Island $18.58 $38,640 # 6
Administrative Assistant Salary in Washington $18.53 $38,540 # 7
Administrative Assistant Salary in Maryland $18.30 $38,070 # 8
Administrative Assistant Salary in New York $18.24 $37,930 # 9
Administrative Assistant Salary in Hawaii $18.15 $37,750 # 10
Administrative Assistant Salary in Minnesota $18.14 $37,740 # 11
Administrative Assistant Salary in Nevada $17.86 $37,140 # 12
Administrative Assistant Salary in Delaware $17.81 $37,050 # 13
Administrative Assistant Salary in Alaska $17.45 $36,300 # 14
Administrative Assistant Salary in Colorado $17.25 $35,870 # 15
Administrative Assistant Salary in North Dakota $16.96 $35,270 # 16
Administrative Assistant Salary in Wisconsin $16.90 $35,160 # 17
Administrative Assistant Salary in Virginia $16.89 $35,140 # 18
Administrative Assistant Salary in Illinois $16.73 $34,790 # 19
Administrative Assistant Salary in Oregon $16.63 $34,590 # 20
Administrative Assistant Salary in Wyoming $16.43 $34,170 # 21
Administrative Assistant Salary in Michigan $16.27 $33,850 # 22
Administrative Assistant Salary in New Hampshire $16.16 $33,620 # 23
Administrative Assistant Salary in Georgia $16.12 $33,530 # 24
Administrative Assistant Salary in North Carolina $16.06 $33,410 # 25
Administrative Assistant Salary in Arizona $16.06 $33,400 # 26
Administrative Assistant Salary in Vermont $16.02 $33,320 # 27
Administrative Assistant Salary in Alabama $16.01 $33,310 # 28
Administrative Assistant Salary in Pennsylvania $16.00 $33,290 # 29
Administrative Assistant Salary in Ohio $15.82 $32,900 # 30
Administrative Assistant Salary in Maine $15.69 $32,630 # 31
Administrative Assistant Salary in Indiana $15.53 $32,300 # 32
Administrative Assistant Salary in Utah $15.30 $31,820 # 33
Administrative Assistant Salary in Texas $15.30 $31,820 # 34
Administrative Assistant Salary in Missouri $15.20 $31,610 # 35
Administrative Assistant Salary in Nebraska $15.11 $31,430 # 36
Administrative Assistant Salary in Iowa $15.01 $31,210 # 37
Administrative Assistant Salary in Florida $14.91 $31,020 # 38
Administrative Assistant Salary in South Carolina $14.85 $30,880 # 39
Administrative Assistant Salary in Tennessee $14.69 $30,560 # 40
Administrative Assistant Salary in Kansas $14.68 $30,530 # 41
Administrative Assistant Salary in New Mexico $14.65 $30,470 # 42
Administrative Assistant Salary in Kentucky $14.58 $30,320 # 43
Administrative Assistant Salary in Montana $14.39 $29,920 # 44
Administrative Assistant Salary in Mississippi $14.17 $29,480 # 45
Administrative Assistant Salary in Idaho $14.16 $29,460 # 46
Administrative Assistant Salary in Louisiana $14.14 $29,400 # 47
Administrative Assistant Salary in Oklahoma $14.12 $29,360 # 48
Administrative Assistant Salary in West Virginia $13.90 $28,900 # 49
Administrative Assistant Salary in Arkansas $13.66 $28,410 # 50
Administrative Assistant Salary in South Dakota $12.67 $26,360 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics