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Administrative assistants support the duties of executives, managers, and other business professionals. They work in offices and remotely in virtually all industry sectors.
Top administrative assistant skills utilized each day:
Communication: Answering telephones, taking messages, and directing calls
Organization: Compiling, managing, and maintaining company files
Customer Service: Greeting customers and clients.
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The hourly wage for administrative assistant jobs averages $17.00 an hour.
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.
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