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How Much Does an Administrative Assistant Make?

Your organizational skills and attention to detail make you perfect for an Administrative Assistant position. Regardless of what company or organization you work for, you’re responsible for keeping the office running smoothly. You keep information — both electronic and hard copies — secure and available at all times.

Think of yourself as the man behind the curtain: You keep everything moving like clockwork so your Supervisor and the other people you support look like the Rock Stars they are. You manage files and projects, stock the shelves with office supplies, make travel arrangements, answer telephones, and handle other miscellaneous duties that pop up.

What is the average salary of an Administrative Assistant?

The average salary of an Administrative Assistant was $37,230 as of May 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest-paid 10 percent of Administrative Assistants earn less than $22,930, while the highest-paid 10 percent earn more than $62,230 annually.

This salary range depends on many factors, including the industry, location, and education level. The U.S. Postal Service provides the highest pay for Administrative Assistants, followed by federal executive branch divisions and financial industries. The top paying states for Administrative Assistants include District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and California.

Are Administrative Assistant positions available, and will they continue to be?

The number of Administrative Assistant positions available is expected to decline by 6 percent in the coming years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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