How Much Does An Administrative Assistant Make?

Average Administrative Assistant Annual Salary

$36,140

The average annual salary for administrative assistants is $36,140 a year. Salaries start at $21,470 a year and go up to $53,060 a year.

Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Wage

$17.38

The average hourly wage for a administrative assistant is $17.38. Hourly wages were between $10.32 and $25.51 an hour.

Stats were based out of 2,295,510 employed administrative assistants in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Administrative Assistant

$53,060/year $25.51/hour

(Top 10% of Administrative Assistants)


Senior Administrative Assistant

$43,920/year $21.11/hour

(Top 25% of Administrative Assistants)


Mid Level Administrative Assistant

$34,820/year $16.74/hour

(Median)


Junior Administrative Assistant

$27,320/year $13.13/hour

(Bottom 25% of Administrative Assistants)


Entry Level Administrative Assistant

$21,470/year $10.32/hour

(Bottom 10% of Administrative Assistants)


Administrative Assistant Average Salary Comparison

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
$57k / year
$27 / hour
Legal Secretaries
$47k / year
$23 / hour
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
$36k / year
$17 / hour
Medical Secretaries
$35k / year
$16 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For Administrative Assistants

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Administrative Assistants

Administrative Assistant Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 District of Columbia $23.01 $47,870
#2 Massachusetts $21.70 $45,130
#3 Connecticut $20.89 $43,460
#4 New Jersey $19.95 $41,500
#5 California $19.83 $41,240
#6 Washington $19.53 $40,630
#7 Rhode Island $19.30 $40,140
#8 Hawaii $19.04 $39,610
#9 New York $18.99 $39,500
#10 Alaska $18.96 $39,440
#11 Maryland $18.89 $39,300
#12 Minnesota $18.81 $39,130
#13 Delaware $18.53 $38,540
#14 North Dakota $18.29 $38,050
#15 Nevada $17.98 $37,390
#16 Colorado $17.90 $37,240
#17 Virginia $17.84 $37,110
#18 Oregon $17.76 $36,950
#19 Wisconsin $17.67 $36,750
#20 Illinois $17.31 $36,010
#21 Wyoming $17.05 $35,460
#22 Georgia $16.86 $35,060
#23 Pennsylvania $16.79 $34,930
#24 New Hampshire $16.72 $34,770
#25 North Carolina $16.69 $34,720
#26 Michigan $16.67 $34,670
#27 Arizona $16.66 $34,660
#28 Ohio $16.62 $34,560
#29 Vermont $16.59 $34,510
#30 Maine $16.58 $34,490
#31 Alabama $16.51 $34,350
#32 Texas $16.30 $33,910
#33 Florida $16.09 $33,460
#34 New Mexico $15.96 $33,190
#35 Guam $15.93 $33,140
#36 Missouri $15.84 $32,940
#37 Iowa $15.78 $32,830
#38 Nebraska $15.76 $32,770
#39 Utah $15.66 $32,570
#40 South Carolina $15.52 $32,270
#41 Montana $15.42 $32,080
#42 Kansas $15.40 $32,020
#43 Indiana $15.40 $32,040
#44 Tennessee $15.36 $31,940
#45 Virgin Islands $15.27 $31,760
#46 Kentucky $15.15 $31,510
#47 Idaho $15.11 $31,420
#48 Mississippi $14.81 $30,800
#49 Oklahoma $14.72 $30,610
#50 West Virginia $14.69 $30,550
#51 Louisiana $14.67 $30,520
#52 Arkansas $14.25 $29,650
#53 South Dakota $13.54 $28,160
#54 Puerto Rico $10.29 $21,400

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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