How much does a Special Assistant make?

Updated May 8, 2021

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$55,379 /yr
Average Base Pay

409 salaries

$30K

Low

$55K

Average

$103K

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The national average salary for a Special Assistant is $55,379 in United States. Filter by location to see Special Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 409 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Special Assistant employees.

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Personal Assistant$35,638 /yr
L3
Personal Assistant III$31,882 /yr
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Center for American Progress
3.9

Center for American Progress

Special Assistant

$39,476

 /yr
Range: $35K - $44K
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$35K

$44K

$35,369 - $44,241 Range

US Department of Energy
4.3

US Department of Energy

Special Assistant

$56,541

 /yr
Range: $50K - $72K

$50K

$72K

$49,662 - $72,394 Range

U.S. Senate
4.3

U.S. Senate

Special Assistant

$45,349

 /yr
Range: $35K - $81K

$35K

$81K

$35,000 - $81,299 Range

West Des Moines Community Schools
4.7

West Des Moines Community Schools

Special Assistant - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $14

$14

$14

$14 - $14 Range

US Department of Labor
3.8

US Department of Labor

Special Assistant

$93,337

 /yr
Range: $58K - $176K

$58K

$176K

$57,859 - $176,111 Range

US Department of Defense
4.1

US Department of Defense

Special Assistant

$101,575

 /yr
Range: $71K - $169K

$71K

$169K

$70,643 - $168,684 Range

U.S. Department of State
4

U.S. Department of State

Special Assistant

$84,160

 /yr
Range: $56K - $136K

$56K

$136K

$56,236 - $136,482 Range

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Kent State
4.3

Kent State

Special Assistant

$45,067

 /yr
Range: $43K - $54K

$43K

$54K

$43,184 - $54,097 Range

Washington DC Government
4

Washington DC Government

Special Assistant

$74,406

 /yr
Range: $55K - $98K

$55K

$98K

$54,768 - $98,011 Range

US Department of Education
3.2

US Department of Education

Special Assistant

$116,678

 /yr
Range: $78K - $143K

$78K

$143K

$77,731 - $142,641 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Special Assistant

$72,961

 /yr
Range: $40K - $112K

$40K

$112K

$39,639 - $111,920 Range

US Department of Health and Human Services
4

US Department of Health and Human Services

Special Assistant

$88,084

 /yr
Range: $71K - $109K

$71K

$109K

$71,416 - $109,092 Range

Community Consolidated School District #15
2.8

Community Consolidated School District #15

Special Assistant - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $11 - $11

$11

$11

$11 - $11 Range

Georgetown University
4.3

Georgetown University

Special Assistant

$57,605

 /yr
Range: $49K - $70K

$49K

$70K

$49,392 - $70,470 Range

US Agency for International Development
4

US Agency for International Development

Special Assistant

$55,478

 /yr
Range: $49K - $118K

$49K

$118K

$48,733 - $117,584 Range

US Department of Commerce
4

US Department of Commerce

Special Assistant

$60,440

 /yr
Range: $56K - $74K

$56K

$74K

$55,800 - $73,615 Range

City of Philadelphia
3.6

City of Philadelphia

Special Assistant

$57,851

 /yr
Range: $48K - $65K

$48K

$65K

$48,246 - $65,000 Range

U.S. Department of Transportation
4.1

U.S. Department of Transportation

Special Assistant

$105,246

 /yr
Range: $49K - $122K

$49K

$122K

$49,440 - $121,587 Range

Wiley Rein
3.5

Wiley Rein

Special Assistant

$50,719

 /yr
Range: $47K - $54K

$47K

$54K

$46,815 - $53,572 Range

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
3.9

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Special Assistant

$100,703

 /yr
Range: $87K - $109K

$87K

$109K

$87,009 - $109,115 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Special Assistant salaries

The average salary for a Special Assistant is $55,379 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 409 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Special Assistant employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Special Assistant in United States is $102,875 per year.

The lowest salary for a Special Assistant in United States is $29,811 per year.

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