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Currin Berdine / AdminSecret

The national median salary for today’s Administrative Assistant is $30,004. By furthering and expanding your education, you could move up more quickly and readily to one of these higher paying positions…

Administrative Professionals:

Administrative Associate – $30, 551
Administrative/Office Manager -$34, 553
Administrative Coordinator – $34, 624
Executive Secretary – $35, 029
Office Administrator -$35, 388
Sr. Administrative Assistant – $39, 224
Executive Assistant – $42, 342
Senior Executive Assistant – $50, 825

Suggested degree paths: Office Administration, Office Skills


Administrative/Office Manager -$34, 553
Office Manager – $36, 255
First-Line Supervisor/ Manager of Office and Administrative Support Workers – $40, 643
Project Coordinator (General) – $40, 699

Suggested degree paths: Office Administration, Project Management, Business Administration, Management

Human Resources and Marketing:

Human Resources (HR) Assistant – $31, 805
Human Resources (HR) Manager -$56, 282

Marketing Coordinator -$37, 089

Suggested degree paths: Human Resources, Marketing, Organizational Psychology and Development, Psychology

Legal and Medical Field:

Paralegal/ Legal Assistant -$36, 864

Office Manager, Medical Office -$36, 502

Suggested degree paths: Health or Medical Office Administration, Healthcare Management, Medical Assisting, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Paralegal, Legal Studies

These salary increases range from +1.8% to +87.6%

Salary figures calculated though PayScale and reflect the national median.

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