Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants are the glue that holds together strong organizations. Do you have what it takes?

Overview

An administrative assistant works on behalf of an executive or other leader in an organization. If you are highly motivated and organized then this might just be the job for you. Day to day life as an administrative assistant includes the coordination of the calendar for one or more executives, taking phone calls and messages, sending emails on behalf of an assigned executive, prepping for a large meeting or presentation, capturing notes in meetings and many other related tasks.

Administrative assistants are typically outgoing and friendly people who work well with many leadership personality types. Strong administrative assistants excel at organization, management of multiple peoples' time and expectations, and have a self-starter attitude, getting things done before others recognize the need. People that are successful in this role will usually progress into assisting higher level leaders (sometimes becoming an Executive Assistant), start managing other administrative assistants or become an office manager.

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  • great people
Cons
  • upper management
  • no room
  • low pay
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  • Number of Jobs
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Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Administrative Assistant salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$39,000
$32k $54k
Washington DC
$40,000
$32k $54k
San Jose, CA
$54,250
$52k $61k
Baltimore, MD
$47,000
$44k $50k
New Haven, CT
$45,000
$40k $46k

Top Paying Companies

Administrative Assistant salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. Towers Perrin

Salary
$60,280
Headquarters
Stamford, CT
Size
6,200+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Business Services
Revenue
$1B+ (USD) per year

2. Morgan Stanley

Salary
$57,900
Headquarters
New York, NY
Size
57,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$36B+ (USD) per year

3. AllianceBernstein

Salary
$56,000
Headquarters
New York, NY
Size
3,300+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$430M+ (USD) per year

4. Credit Suisse

Salary
$55,625
Headquarters
Zurich, SZ
Size
10,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$10B+ (USD) per year

5. Pfizer

Salary
$54,072
Headquarters
New York, NY
Size
10,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue
$10B+ (USD) per year

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Number of Jobs
Executive Assistant
$52,000
+35%
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Executive Administrative Assistant
$45,500
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Senior Administrative Assistant
$45,000
+17%
19,059
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$29,000
-25%
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$52,000
+35%
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