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What does an office assistant get paid?

An office assistant provides basic clerical tasks for an organization and usually reports to an office manager or office supervisor. Typically, pay is between $13.00 and $30.00 per hour with a median hourly wage of $18.00. 

A day-in-the-life of an office assistant might include:

- Greeting clients, answering telephone calls, and communicating essential information about the department or business

- Sorting incoming mail, distributing packages, and handling outgoing mail

- Administrative tasks such as formatting memos, performing data entry, and filing electronic and paper records.

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Office Assistant Salaries:

Office Assistants are typically paid an average salary of around $57,000 annually.

Those with a high school diploma or an associate's degree may qualify for entry-level roles. To land higher paying positions, office managers often need a bachelor's degree and relevant experience.

Achieving certification from the International Facility Management Association or the Institute of Certified Records Managers may further increase office managers' earning potential.

Those who work in the financial and insurance industries generally earn the most in this field.

$57,000 national avg.

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