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

Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Wage in the United States

Administrative Assistants earn a median hourly wage of $16.31. Hourly wages typically start from $10.03 and go up to $24.77.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Administrative Assistant Yearly Salary in the United States

Administrative Assistants earn a median salary of $33,910 per year. Salaries typically start from $20,870 and go up to $51,520.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

69%
Full-Time
31%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
2820
RATINGS
Administrative Assistants average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Administrative Assistants in the 36th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Administrative Assistant Earnings by Seniority

Top End Administrative Assistant Earnings

The highest earning Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$24.77
an hour
$51,520
per year
Senior Administrative Assistant Earnings

Senior Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$20.52
an hour
$42,690
per year
Experienced Administrative Assistant Earnings

Experienced Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$16.31
an hour
$33,910
per year
Junior Administrative Assistant Earnings

Junior Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$12.80
an hour
$26,630
per year
Starting Administrative Assistant Earnings

Starting Administrative Assistants in the United States earn:

$10.03
an hour
$20,870
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Administrative Assistant salary comparison

Administrative Assistants earn less than 67% percent of Services careers. Administrative Assistant salaries are in the bottom 82% of all careers in the United States.

Air Traffic Controller Salary $122k
Urban Planner Salary $68k
Fire Inspector Salary $56k
Funeral Director Salary $48k
Family Social Worker Salary $42k
Meter Reader Salary $38k
Administrative Assistant Salary $33k
Garbage Collector Salary $33k
Switchboard Operator Salary $27k
Taxi Driver Salary $23k
Hostess Salary $19k
Source:

Historical salary for Administrative Assistants in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Administrative Assistant salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Administrative Assistant Salary in District of Columbia $22.11 $45,980 # 1
Administrative Assistant Salary in Massachusetts $20.57 $42,790 # 2
Administrative Assistant Salary in Connecticut $19.74 $41,060 # 3
Administrative Assistant Salary in New Jersey $19.13 $39,780 # 4
Administrative Assistant Salary in California $18.43 $38,340 # 5
Administrative Assistant Salary in Washington $18.48 $38,430 # 6
Administrative Assistant Salary in Rhode Island $19.02 $39,570 # 7
Administrative Assistant Salary in Hawaii $18.43 $38,340 # 8
Administrative Assistant Salary in New York $18.41 $38,300 # 9
Administrative Assistant Salary in Maryland $18.25 $37,960 # 10
Administrative Assistant Salary in Minnesota $18.22 $37,890 # 11
Administrative Assistant Salary in Delaware $17.56 $36,520 # 12
Administrative Assistant Salary in Alaska $17.61 $36,630 # 13
Administrative Assistant Salary in Nevada $17.18 $35,740 # 14
Administrative Assistant Salary in Colorado $17.14 $35,650 # 15
Administrative Assistant Salary in North Dakota $17.08 $35,530 # 16
Administrative Assistant Salary in Virginia $16.87 $35,090 # 17
Administrative Assistant Salary in Wisconsin $17.16 $35,700 # 18
Administrative Assistant Salary in Oregon $16.59 $34,500 # 19
Administrative Assistant Salary in Illinois $16.00 $33,270 # 20
Administrative Assistant Salary in Wyoming $16.44 $34,190 # 21
Administrative Assistant Salary in Arizona $15.78 $32,820 # 22
Administrative Assistant Salary in Michigan $15.92 $33,100 # 23
Administrative Assistant Salary in Pennsylvania $15.98 $33,230 # 24
Administrative Assistant Salary in Georgia $15.79 $32,850 # 25
Administrative Assistant Salary in Vermont $16.17 $33,630 # 26
Administrative Assistant Salary in North Carolina $16.14 $33,560 # 27
Administrative Assistant Salary in New Hampshire $16.19 $33,680 # 28
Administrative Assistant Salary in Alabama $15.52 $32,270 # 29
Administrative Assistant Salary in Maine $15.96 $33,190 # 30
Administrative Assistant Salary in Ohio $15.69 $32,620 # 31
Administrative Assistant Salary in Texas $15.05 $31,300 # 32
Administrative Assistant Salary in Nebraska $15.16 $31,540 # 33
Administrative Assistant Salary in Indiana $15.03 $31,270 # 34
Administrative Assistant Salary in Florida $14.73 $30,650 # 35
Administrative Assistant Salary in Missouri $14.72 $30,620 # 36
Administrative Assistant Salary in New Mexico $14.62 $30,400 # 37
Administrative Assistant Salary in Iowa $14.69 $30,560 # 38
Administrative Assistant Salary in Utah $14.74 $30,660 # 39
Administrative Assistant Salary in South Carolina $14.49 $30,140 # 40
Administrative Assistant Salary in Kansas $14.57 $30,310 # 41
Administrative Assistant Salary in Tennessee $14.08 $29,290 # 42
Administrative Assistant Salary in Kentucky $14.17 $29,480 # 43
Administrative Assistant Salary in Montana $14.07 $29,260 # 44
Administrative Assistant Salary in Oklahoma $14.08 $29,290 # 45
Administrative Assistant Salary in Idaho $13.99 $29,100 # 46
Administrative Assistant Salary in Mississippi $13.85 $28,810 # 47
Administrative Assistant Salary in West Virginia $13.76 $28,630 # 48
Administrative Assistant Salary in Louisiana $13.66 $28,420 # 49
Administrative Assistant Salary in Arkansas $13.14 $27,340 # 50
Administrative Assistant Salary in South Dakota $12.95 $26,930 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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