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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. Table 2 compares the median salaries across 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 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Office and Administrative Support Occupations in the United States (2017 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,300
25th Percentile Wage
$26,380
50th Percentile Wage
$34,740
75th Percentile Wage
$46,270
90th Percentile Wage
$59,850

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 $59,850. The median annual salary is $34,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of office and administrative support occupations from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,740
1.99% 9.30%
2016
$34,050
2.50% -
2015
$33,200
2.05% -
2014
$32,520
1.57% -
2013
$32,010
1.56% -
2012
$31,510
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Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Office and Administrative Support Occupations (2017 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Office and Administrative Support Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among office and administrative support professions, ranging from $22,850 to $58,550. The highest-paid office and administrative support occupations are postal service clerks with a median annual salary of $58,550. 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 $22,850. 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 Clerks
$58,550
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
$57,410
Postal Service Workers
$57,260
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$57,260
Postal Service Mail Carriers
$57,000
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
$55,060
Brokerage Clerks
$49,800
Statistical Assistants
$47,400
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
$46,670
Legal Secretaries
$44,730
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
$44,400
Computer Operators
$44,270
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
$43,890
Desktop Publishers
$42,350
Procurement Clerks
$41,910
Cargo and Freight Agents
$41,820
Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
$41,480
Other Financial Clerks
$39,970
Information and Record Clerks, All Other
$39,860
Word Processors and Typists
$39,740
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
$39,640
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
$39,480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
$39,240
Meter Readers, Utilities
$39,240
Dispatchers
$39,090
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
$39,060
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
$38,790
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
$38,790
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
$37,870
Proofreaders and Copy Markers
$37,550
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
$37,300
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
$37,290
Billing and Posting Clerks
$36,860
Correspondence Clerks
$36,620
Financial Clerks
$36,520
Telephone Operators
$36,320
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
$36,280
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
$35,590
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
$35,590
Bill and Account Collectors
$35,330
New Accounts Clerks
$35,260
Medical Secretaries
$34,610
Order Clerks
$33,510
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
$33,110
Data Entry and Information Processing Workers
$32,960
Customer Service Representatives
$32,890
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
$32,560
Information and Record Clerks
$32,270
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
$31,810
Office Clerks, General
$31,500
Office Machine Operators (Except Computer)
$31,360
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
$31,100
Data Entry Keyers
$30,930
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
$30,180
File Clerks
$30,120
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators (Except Postal Service)
$29,620
Communications Equipment Operators
$29,160
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
$28,700
Receptionists and Information Clerks
$28,390
Couriers and Messengers
$28,250
Tellers
$28,110
Gaming Cage Workers
$26,320
Library Assistants, Clerical
$25,810
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
$24,470
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
$22,850