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Salaries for

Administrative Assistant

Virginia Median
$33,000
National Median
$32,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Administrative Assistant
OfficeTeam | Reston, VA 2 weeks ago

Administrative Assistant
Hiossen Inc | Vienna, VA 2 weeks ago

Administrative Assistant
Unisys Corporation | Alexandria, VA 1 day ago

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ManTech International Corporation | Chantilly, VA 2 days ago

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Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants support the duties of executives, managers, and other business professionals. They work in offices in virtually all industry sectors.

An administrative assistant's typical day might include:

  • Answering telephones, taking messages, and directing calls
  • Compiling, managing, and maintaining company files
  • Greeting customers and clients.

Salaries for

Administrative Assistant

Virginia Median
$33,000
National Median
$32,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Recent Jobs Posted

Administrative Assistant
OfficeTeam | Reston, VA 2 weeks ago

Administrative Assistant
Hiossen Inc | Vienna, VA 2 weeks ago

Administrative Assistant
Unisys Corporation | Alexandria, VA 1 day ago

Administrative Assistant
ManTech International Corporation | Chantilly, VA 2 days ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Administrative Assistant
New York, NY
$42,000
Washington, DC
$40,000
Dallas, TX
$36,000
Los Angeles, CA
$36,000
Chicago, IL
$36,000
Atlanta, GA
$35,000
Houston, TX
$35,000
Philadelphia, PA
$34,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

An administrative assistant's typical day might include:

  • Answering telephones, taking messages, and directing calls
  • Compiling, managing, and maintaining company files
  • Greeting customers and clients.

Insider Tips

Administrative assistants typically command an annual average salary of $32,000. An administrative assistant's industry influences earning potential. Administrative assistants in the financial sector usually command the highest salaries, especially in the areas of hedge funds, investment banking, and mergers and acquisition. Administrative assistants in the legal industry are also well compensated. In contrast, administrative assistants working in fashion, advertising, and publishing typically earn the lowest salaries, although these roles can come with other perks like clothing allowances and concert tickets.