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Salary of Office and Administrative Support Occupations

The average annual salary of office and administrative support occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all office and administrative support occupations in the United States. The office and administrative support occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Office and Administrative Support Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$56,460
75th Percentile Wage
$43,410
50th Percentile Wage
$32,520
25th Percentile Wage
$24,650
10th Percentile Wage
$19,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for office and administrative support occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) office and administrative support occupations is $56,460. The median annual salary is $32,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,480.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Office and Administrative Support Occupations

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all office and administrative support occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among office and administrative support professions and range from $20,610 to $57,200. The highest paid office and administrative support occupations are postal service mail carriers with a median annual salary of $57,200. The lowest paid office and administrative support occupations in the United States are hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks with a median annual salary of $20,610. For more salary information about a specific office and administrative support profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Postal Service Mail Carriers
$57,200
Postal Service Clerks
$55,590
Postal Service Workers
$54,720
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$54,520
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
$51,270
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
$50,780
Brokerage Clerks
$47,520
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
$45,670
Legal Secretaries
$42,770
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
$42,200
Statistical Assistants
$42,070
Cargo and Freight Agents
$41,380
Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
$40,080
Procurement Clerks
$39,930
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
$39,700
Computer Operators
$39,590
Other Financial Clerks
$39,220
Desktop Publishers
$38,200
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
$38,040
Information and Record Clerks, All Other
$37,700
Meter Readers, Utilities
$37,580
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
$37,410
Dispatchers
$36,960
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
$36,880
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
$36,740
Word Processors and Typists
$36,700
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
$36,690
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
$36,430
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
$35,970
Correspondence Clerks
$35,460
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
$35,460
Telephone Operators
$35,140
Proofreaders and Copy Markers
$34,980
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
$34,550
Billing and Posting Clerks
$34,410
Financial Clerks
$34,000
New Accounts Clerks
$34,000
Bill and Account Collectors
$33,700
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
$33,510
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
$33,240
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
$32,460
Medical Secretaries
$32,240
Customer Service Representatives
$31,200
Order Clerks
$31,180
Data Entry and Information Processing Workers
$30,870
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
$30,790
Information and Record Clerks
$30,450
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
$29,930
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
$29,710
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
$29,210
Data Entry Keyers
$28,870
Office Clerks, General
$28,670
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
$28,570
Office Machine Operators (Except Computer)
$28,510
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators (Except Postal Service)
$27,890
File Clerks
$27,580
Communications Equipment Operators
$27,150
Receptionists and Information Clerks
$26,760
Couriers and Messengers
$26,640
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
$26,550
Gaming Cage Workers
$25,810
Tellers
$25,760
Library Assistants, Clerical
$23,910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
$22,850
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
$20,610