What is the average administrative assistant salary range?

As of the most recent wage reports from the US Department of Labor in May of 2009, the average salary for administrative assistant jobs was $44,010 USD per year. While the lowest 10 percent of administrative assistant jobs pay approximately $27,780 USD annually, the top administrative assistant jobs pay $64,330 USD or more annually. Administrative assistants who have 5 or more years of experience in office administration, possess specialized skills in areas such as financial and sales support, or have executive-level experience can expect to earn the most. In addition to generous earnings, administrative assistant jobs can include other perks such as comfortable office environments, medical and paid time off benefits and opportunities to travel when needed.