Administrative assistant earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$22.65 per hour

$47,110 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$22.35 per hour

$46,480 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$17.72 per hour

$36,860 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$14.05 per hour

$29,230 per year

10th percentile

Starting level administrative assistant earnings begin at:

$13.44 per hour

$27,960 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 10% less than similar careers in Virgin Islands, U.S.. On average, they make less than postal service clerks but more than customer service representatives.

Career Median Salary
Postal service clerk salary $64K
Landscaper salary $49K
Financial clerk salary $46K
Administrative assistant salary $37K
Medical administrative assistant salary $30K
Switchboard operator salary $37K
Office clerk salary $30K
Customer service representative salary $31K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)