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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