Administrative Assistant Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*

$35,000

 

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

Atlanta, GA  
$37,100  
Buffalo, NY  
$32,725  
Charlotte, NC  
$35,700  
Chicago, IL  
$43,225  
Dallas, TX  
$38,500  
Las Vegas, NV  
$35,000  
Los Angeles, CA  
$45,850  
New York, NY  
$49,175  
Seattle, WA  
$42,350  
Washington, D.C.  
$46,550  

Similar roles to administrative assistant

Entry-level administrative assistant  
$32,000  
Senior administrative assistant  
$41,500  
Sales assistant  
$35,000  
Executive assistant  
$52,000  
Legal assistant  
$40,000  
Project assistant/coordinator  
$37,000  
Purchasing assistant  
$35,500  
Senior executive assistant  
$60,000  
Senior customer service representative  
$37,000  
HR assistant/generalist  
$33,250  
Office manager  
$44,000  

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

 

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