Administrative Assistant Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*



The midpoint starting salary for an administrative assistant is $35,000. Administrative assistants perform clerical duties that include answering phones, filing, taking memos, receiving visitors, and creating and distributing correspondence. Employers often increase salaries for administrative assistants who are multilingual or have specialized certifications, such as the Microsoft Office Specialist designation.

Midpoint administrative assistant salaries in U.S. cities

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*Salaries listed represent the 50th percentile, or midpoint, of starting salaries.


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