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Office And Administrative Support Workers Job, Salary, and School Information

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Office Support Workers

Office and Administrative Support Workers


Training and Education

Prior to starting this profession consider obtaining short-term on-the-job training. Government data shows that 32% of employees have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Those who have gone to college but don’t have a degree make up 43% of office and administrative support workers. For 25% of workers a high-school education was all they required.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

Of those surveyed 14% of employees work part-time. Approximately 7% of office and administrative support workers work for themselves.


Area Job Conditions

The cities with the most employees jobs compared to the population are Springfield (Illinois) Corvallis (Oregon) and Carson City (Nevada). Fewer are found in Reading (Pennsylvania) McAllen (Texas) and Lancaster (Pennsylvania).

Office and administrative support workers earn higher incomes in Flagstaff (Arizona) Fort Smith (Arkansas) and Champaign (Illinois) and lower incomes in Miami (Florida) Gainesville (Florida) and Deltona (Florida).


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below*. Shift click to sort by more than one column — for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

State City / Region Typical Salary Salary Range Job Count % of All Jobs
AK Anchorage $47340 $34K – $74K 680 0.39%
AK Fairbanks $46670 $35K – $74K 290 0.81%
AL Anniston – Oxford $40710 $24K – $49K 40 0.09%
AL Birmingham – Hoover $35700 $19K – $51K 360 0.07%
AL Dothan $23940 $18K – $47K 40 0.07%
AL Huntsville $32900 $25K – $48K 270 0.13%
AL Mobile $32380 $20K – $56K 190 0.11%
AL Montgomery $39550 $22K – $47K 130 0.08%
AL Tuscaloosa $38300 $22K – $64K 110 0.12%
AR Fayetteville – Springdale – Rogers $32620 $26K – $39K 570 0.28%
AR Hot Springs $17410 $16K – $19K 250 0.70%
AR Little Rock – North Little Rock – Conway $35320 $26K – $48K 150 0.04%
AR Pine Bluff $18890 $16K – $40K N/A N/A
AZ Flagstaff $32350 $26K – $48K 60 0.10%
AZ Phoenix – Mesa – Glendale $32380 $18K – $56K 1660 0.10%
AZ Tucson $28250 $22K – $44K N/A N/A
CA Bakersfield – Delano $31680 $19K – $42K 1180 0.43%
CA Chico $20000 $18K – $29K 360 0.53%
CA El Centro $40660 $24K – $47K 40 0.07%
CA Fresno $24140 $18K – $41K 1030 0.33%
CA Hanford – Corcoran $39000 $26K – $47K 120 0.31%
CA Los Angeles – Long Beach – Glendale (Metro Area) $23710 $18K – $42K 17110 0.44%
CA Madera – Chowchilla $25810 $18K – $39K 290 0.74%
CA Modesto $19650 $18K – $41K 360 0.23%
CA Napa $22990 $18K – $54K 100 0.16%
CA Oakland – Fremont – Hayward (Metro Area) $34180 $18K – $59K N/A N/A
CA Oxnard – Thousand Oaks – Ventura $28360 $21K – $47K 760 0.26%
CA Redding $32360 $23K – $55K 60 0.10%
CA Riverside – San Bernardino – Ontario $23670 $18K – $38K 6570 0.57%
CA Sacramento – Arden – Arcade – Roseville $23340 $18K – $43K 4370 0.54%
CA Salinas $35050 $19K – $55K 680 0.44%
CA San Diego – Carlsbad – San Marcos $29700 $19K – $47K 7170 0.57%
CA San Francisco – San Mateo – Redwood City (Metro Area) $35180 $22K – $59K 5130 0.51%
CA San Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara $32150 $19K – $66K 2970 0.33%
CA San Luis Obispo – Paso Robles $24290 $18K – $59K 450 0.45%
CA Santa Ana – Anaheim – Irvine (Metro Area) $23370 $18K – $45K 6310 0.45%
CA Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Goleta $19370 $18K – $38K 530 0.32%
CA Santa Cruz – Watsonville $24230 $19K – $41K 280 0.34%
CA Santa Rosa – Petaluma $29760 $18K – $57K 370 0.21%
CA Stockton $31690 $19K – $56K 880 0.45%
CA Vallejo – Fairfield $41580 $21K – $56K 440 0.36%
CA Visalia – Porterville $26300 $18K – $37K 740 0.56%
CA Yuba City $23410 $18K – $38K N/A N/A
CO Boulder $40290 $27K – $79K 70 0.05%
CO Colorado Springs $37620 $17K – $51K 210 0.09%
CO Denver – Aurora – Broomfield $31950 $20K – $51K 970 0.08%
CO Fort Collins – Loveland $26770 $17K – $52K 50 0.04%
CO Grand Junction $18880 $16K – $38K 60 0.10%
CT Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk $19950 $18K – $53K 850 0.21%
CT Hartford – West Hartford – East Hartford $24330 $18K – $56K 1960 0.36%
CT New Haven $29350 $18K – $47K 1510 0.56%
CT Norwich – New London $41150 $19K – $59K 450 0.35%
DC Washington – Arlington – Alexandria (Metro Area) $41870 $27K – $61K 4280 0.18%
DE Dover $33830 $20K – $47K 100 0.17%
DE Wilmington (Metro Area) $37140 $18K – $55K 560 0.17%
FL Cape Coral – Fort Myers $22200 $18K – $34K 60 0.03%
FL Crestview – Fort Walton Beach – Destin $39540 $23K – $50K 50 0.06%
FL Fort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach – Deerfield Beach (Metro Area) $32640 $18K – $56K N/A N/A
FL Gainesville $19190 $17K – $41K 60 0.05%
FL Jacksonville $24110 $18K – $47K 510 0.09%
FL Lakeland – Winter Haven $31020 $17K – $53K N/A N/A
FL Miami – Miami Beach – Kendall (Metro Area) $33800 $19K – $48K 940 0.09%
FL Ocala $18430 $16K – $27K 170 0.19%
FL Orlando – Kissimmee – Sanford $25090 $17K – $54K 750 0.07%
FL Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville $39860 $23K – $50K N/A N/A
FL Panama City – Lynn Haven – Panama City Beach $27140 $20K – $49K 50 0.07%
FL Pensacola – Ferry Pass – Brent $19600 $17K – $45K 530 0.35%
FL Tallahassee $18980 $17K – $40K 50 0.03%
FL Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater $20180 $17K – $32K 1330 0.12%
FL West Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Boynton Beach (Metro Area) $19940 $17K – $54K 730 0.14%
GA Athens – Clarke County $47820 $34K – $73K 50 0.06%
GA Atlanta – Sandy Springs – Marietta $39250 $21K – $59K 1050 0.05%
GA Augusta – Richmond County $38780 $17K – $54K 30 0.02%
GA Columbus $37620 $22K – $51K 30 0.03%
GA Macon $29670 $26K – $40K N/A N/A
GA Savannah $54420 $39K – $87K 160 0.11%
GA Warner Robins $24930 $17K – $43K 160 0.29%
HI Honolulu $33030 $17K – $49K 1210 0.28%
IA Cedar Rapids $32160 $19K – $39K 110 0.08%
IA Davenport – Moline – Rock Island $28130 $18K – $47K 160 0.09%
IA Des Moines – West Des Moines $27980 $21K – $38K 210 0.06%
IA Iowa City $20460 $17K – $32K 560 0.66%
IA Waterloo – Cedar Falls $22840 $17K – $49K 40 0.05%
ID Boise City – Nampa $33190 $19K – $49K 250 0.10%
IL Bloomington – Normal $33390 $19K – $47K N/A N/A
IL Champaign – Urbana $51040 $23K – $74K 280 0.29%
IL Chicago – Joliet – Naperville (Metro Area) $30330 $19K – $54K 8670 0.24%
IL Danville N/A N/A – N/A 50 0.19%
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