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How much does a Administrative Assistant make in Washington, DC?

Updated Jun 12, 2021

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$46,294 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,410 salaries

$33K

Low

$46K

Average

$65K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$2,308Range$304 - $17,526
The average salary for a Administrative Assistant is $46,294 in Washington, DC. Salaries estimates are based on 2,410 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Administrative Assistant employees in Washington, DC.

Seniority Levels

L2
Administrative Assistant$46,294 /yr
L3
Senior Administrative Assistant$59,704 /yr
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American University
4.1

American University

Administrative Assistant

$43,861

 /yr
Range: $38K - $54K
39 salaries
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$38K

$54K

$37,546 - $54,195 Range

One Medical
3.6

One Medical

Administrative Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $16 - $24

$16

$24

$16 - $24 Range

Pew Charitable Trusts
3.3

Pew Charitable Trusts

Administrative Assistant

$57,008

 /yr
Range: $46K - $68K

$46K

$68K

$45,759 - $67,958 Range

Howard University
3.4

Howard University

Administrative Assistant

$45,866

 /yr
Range: $24K - $68K

$24K

$68K

$23,723 - $68,212 Range

Catholic University
4

Catholic University

Administrative Assistant

$41,824

 /yr
Range: $37K - $52K

$37K

$52K

$37,356 - $51,817 Range

Georgetown University
4.3

Georgetown University

Administrative Assistant

$52,603

 /yr
Range: $37K - $56K

$37K

$56K

$36,791 - $56,414 Range

George Washington University
4

George Washington University

Administrative Assistant

$46,086

 /yr
Range: $32K - $70K

$32K

$70K

$31,500 - $69,529 Range

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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
3.6

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Administrative Assistant - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $16 - $30

$16

$30

$16 - $30 Range

Georgetown University
4.3

Georgetown University

Administrative Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $12 - $17

$12

$17

$12 - $17 Range

MedStar Health
3.7

MedStar Health

Administrative Assistant

$46,782

 /yr
Range: $44K - $55K

$44K

$55K

$43,632 - $54,838 Range

George Washington University
4

George Washington University

Administrative Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $12 - $22

$12

$22

$12 - $22 Range

IMF
4.2

IMF

Administrative Assistant

$63,246

 /yr
Range: $42K - $89K

$42K

$89K

$42,000 - $88,931 Range

The GW Medical Faculty Associates
2.6

The GW Medical Faculty Associates

Administrative Assistant - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $19 - $24

$19

$24

$19 - $24 Range

Fannie Mae
4

Fannie Mae

Administrative Assistant

$63,900

 /yr
Range: $46K - $89K

$46K

$89K

$45,743 - $89,128 Range

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
3.5

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Administrative Assistant

$54,300

 /yr
Range: $44K - $64K

$44K

$64K

$43,635 - $64,110 Range

American University
4.1

American University

Administrative Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $11 - $20

$11

$20

$11 - $20 Range

Embassy of Japan in the United States
2.5

Embassy of Japan in the United States

Administrative Assistant

$44,848

 /yr
Range: $34K - $53K

$34K

$53K

$33,890 - $53,233 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Administrative Assistant

$54,444

 /yr
Range: $40K - $90K

$40K

$90K

$39,925 - $90,496 Range

AIPAC
4.2

AIPAC

Administrative Assistant

$50,355

 /yr
Range: $43K - $67K

$43K

$67K

$42,868 - $66,914 Range

Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick
4.2

Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick

Administrative Assistant

$48,516

 /yr
Range: $42K - $66K

$42K

$66K

$42,047 - $65,558 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Administrative Assistant salaries

The average salary for a Administrative Assistant is $46,294 in Washington, DC. Salaries estimates are based on 2410 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Administrative Assistant employees in Washington, DC.

The highest salary for a Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC is $64,929 per year.

The lowest salary for a Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC is $33,007 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent administrative assistant salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$38,644
per year
An Administrative Assistant reported making $38,644 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$31,333
per year
An Administrative Assistant reported making $31,333 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
College / University
$64,110
per year
A PACS Administrator reported making $64,110 per year
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10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$47,000
per year
An OFFICE SPECIALIST reported making $47,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$3,000
monthly
An Administrative reported making $3,000 per month
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1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$30,777
per year
An Administrative Assistant reported making $30,777 per year
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3-4 years experience
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
School / School District
$36,791
per year
An Administrative Assistant reported making $36,791 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$16
hourly
An Office Assistant reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
Temporary
501 to 1000 employees
 
Government