Administrative assistant earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$25.91 per hour

$53,880 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$22.28 per hour

$46,350 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$17.81 per hour

$37,050 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$14.14 per hour

$29,410 per year

10th percentile

Starting level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$11.65 per hour

$24,240 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Administrative assistant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $47,880
Massachusetts $47,830
Washington $47,420
Connecticut $47,270
Rhode Island $47,050
Hawaii $47,040
Oregon $46,960
California $46,920
Minnesota $46,210
New Jersey $46,210
New York $46,210
Alaska $43,860
Maryland $43,510
Delaware $41,290
Illinois $38,300
Wisconsin $38,260
Nevada $38,180
Colorado $38,050
New Hampshire $38,050
Maine $37,990
Vermont $37,880
North Dakota $37,810
Michigan $37,760
Virginia $37,700
Iowa $37,690
North Carolina $37,680
Wyoming $37,680
Arizona $37,610
Pennsylvania $37,470
Ohio $37,320
New Mexico $37,200
Nebraska $37,170
Utah $37,070
Texas $37,050
Florida $37,010
Alabama $36,940
Tennessee $36,900
Indiana $36,890
Kentucky $36,890
South Carolina $36,860
Virgin Islands, U.S. $36,860
Montana $36,850
Idaho $36,570
Kansas $36,160
Georgia $35,200
Louisiana $34,800
Missouri $34,390
West Virginia $32,120
Oklahoma $31,320
South Dakota $30,130
Mississippi $29,970
Arkansas $29,820
Guam $29,360
Puerto Rico $20,560

How do administrative assistant salaries compare to similar careers?

Administrative assistants earn about the same as related careers in Texas. On average, they make less than financial clerks but more than office clerks.

Career Median Salary
Financial clerk salary $43K
Precious metal worker salary $39K
Meter reader salary $36K
Piano tuner salary $40K
Ambulance dispatcher salary $38K
Administrative assistant salary $37K
Customer service representative salary $36K
Esthetician salary $32K
Medical administrative assistant salary $37K
Office clerk salary $34K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)