Administrative Assistant Salary in the US

$42,669
per year
per hour
$20.51
per hour
per year

Administrative Assistant - Average Salary & Hourly Rate

The average salary for an Administrative Assistant is $42,669 per year ($20.51 per hour), which is $10,821 (-20%) lower than the average salary in the US.
An Administrative Assistant can expect an average starting salary of $25,718. The highest salaries can exceed $59,244.
$25,718
Low
$42,669
Average salary
$59,244
High
$12.36
Low
$20.51
Average salary
$28.48
High

Administrative Assistant Salary Range

Low
$25,718
Average salary
$42,669
Experienced
$48,525
High
$59,244
Low
$12.36
Average salary
$20.51
Experienced
$23.33
High
$28.48
Among Administrative Assistants in the US, early career Administrative Assistants, Legal Administrative Assistants and Healthcare Administrative Assistants tend to have the lowest hourly rates, while highly skilled Administrative Assistants with a bachelor's degree and Executive Administrative Assistants enjoy the highest hourly rates.

Administrative Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Executive Administrative Assistant$47K/year
+10% 
Construction Administrative Assistant$46K/year
+8% 
School Administrative Assistant$44K/year
+3% 
Sales Administrative Assistant$43K/year
+1% 
Law Administrative Assistant$36K/year
 -16%
Marketing Administrative Assistant$35K/year
 -18%

Administrative Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Administrative Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting pay of $15.70 per hour. A mid career Administrative Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average hourly pay of $19.84, while an experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $22.80. Administrative Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn $25 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Administrative Assistant

Late Career▲ +22%
Experienced▲ +11%
Average Salary$20.51/hour
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -23%

Gender Breakdown

Female
93%
Male
7%

Administrative Assistant - Jobs by Location

Administrative Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Administrative Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Administrative Assistant

How much does an Administrative Assistant make in the US?
An Administrative Assistant in the US earns an average of $42,669 gross per year, which is about $20.51 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Administrative Assistant updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Administrative Assistant in the US?
The starting salary of an Administrative Assistant in the US is around $25,718 gross per year. Early career Administrative Assistants, Legal Administrative Assistants and Healthcare Administrative Assistants usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Administrative Assistant in the US?
The highest salary of an Administrative Assistant in the US can reach and exceed $59,244 gross per year. Administrative Assistants with a bachelor's degree and Executive Administrative Assistants usually have the highest salaries.
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