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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.

StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
AKAnchorage$47340$34K – $74K6800.39%
AKFairbanks$46670$35K – $74K2900.81%
ALAnniston – Oxford$40710$24K – $49K400.09%
ALBirmingham – Hoover$35700$19K – $51K3600.07%
ALDothan$23940$18K – $47K400.07%
ALHuntsville$32900$25K – $48K2700.13%
ALMobile$32380$20K – $56K1900.11%
ALMontgomery$39550$22K – $47K1300.08%
ALTuscaloosa$38300$22K – $64K1100.12%
ARFayetteville – Springdale – Rogers$32620$26K – $39K5700.28%
ARHot Springs$17410$16K – $19K2500.70%
ARLittle Rock – North Little Rock – Conway$35320$26K – $48K1500.04%
ARPine Bluff$18890$16K – $40KN/AN/A
AZFlagstaff$32350$26K – $48K600.10%
AZPhoenix – Mesa – Glendale$32380$18K – $56K16600.10%
AZTucson$28250$22K – $44KN/AN/A
CABakersfield – Delano$31680$19K – $42K11800.43%
CAChico$20000$18K – $29K3600.53%
CAEl Centro$40660$24K – $47K400.07%
CAFresno$24140$18K – $41K10300.33%
CAHanford – Corcoran$39000$26K – $47K1200.31%
CALos Angeles – Long Beach – Glendale (Metro Area)$23710$18K – $42K171100.44%
CAMadera – Chowchilla$25810$18K – $39K2900.74%
CAModesto$19650$18K – $41K3600.23%
CANapa$22990$18K – $54K1000.16%
CAOakland – Fremont – Hayward (Metro Area)$34180$18K – $59KN/AN/A
CAOxnard – Thousand Oaks – Ventura$28360$21K – $47K7600.26%
CARedding$32360$23K – $55K600.10%
CARiverside – San Bernardino – Ontario$23670$18K – $38K65700.57%
CASacramento – Arden – Arcade – Roseville$23340$18K – $43K43700.54%
CASalinas$35050$19K – $55K6800.44%
CASan Diego – Carlsbad – San Marcos$29700$19K – $47K71700.57%
CASan Francisco – San Mateo – Redwood City (Metro Area)$35180$22K – $59K51300.51%
CASan Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara$32150$19K – $66K29700.33%
CASan Luis Obispo – Paso Robles$24290$18K – $59K4500.45%
CASanta Ana – Anaheim – Irvine (Metro Area)$23370$18K – $45K63100.45%
CASanta Barbara – Santa Maria – Goleta$19370$18K – $38K5300.32%
CASanta Cruz – Watsonville$24230$19K – $41K2800.34%
CASanta Rosa – Petaluma$29760$18K – $57K3700.21%
CAStockton$31690$19K – $56K8800.45%
CAVallejo – Fairfield$41580$21K – $56K4400.36%
CAVisalia – Porterville$26300$18K – $37K7400.56%
CAYuba City$23410$18K – $38KN/AN/A
COBoulder$40290$27K – $79K700.05%
COColorado Springs$37620$17K – $51K2100.09%
CODenver – Aurora – Broomfield$31950$20K – $51K9700.08%
COFort Collins – Loveland$26770$17K – $52K500.04%
COGrand Junction$18880$16K – $38K600.10%
CTBridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk$19950$18K – $53K8500.21%
CTHartford – West Hartford – East Hartford$24330$18K – $56K19600.36%
CTNew Haven$29350$18K – $47K15100.56%
CTNorwich – New London$41150$19K – $59K4500.35%
DCWashington – Arlington – Alexandria (Metro Area)$41870$27K – $61K42800.18%
DEDover$33830$20K – $47K1000.17%
DEWilmington (Metro Area)$37140$18K – $55K5600.17%
FLCape Coral – Fort Myers$22200$18K – $34K600.03%
FLCrestview – Fort Walton Beach – Destin$39540$23K – $50K500.06%
FLFort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach – Deerfield Beach (Metro Area)$32640$18K – $56KN/AN/A
FLGainesville$19190$17K – $41K600.05%
FLJacksonville$24110$18K – $47K5100.09%
FLLakeland – Winter Haven$31020$17K – $53KN/AN/A
FLMiami – Miami Beach – Kendall (Metro Area)$33800$19K – $48K9400.09%
FLOcala$18430$16K – $27K1700.19%
FLOrlando – Kissimmee – Sanford$25090$17K – $54K7500.07%
FLPalm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville$39860$23K – $50KN/AN/A
FLPanama City – Lynn Haven – Panama City Beach$27140$20K – $49K500.07%
FLPensacola – Ferry Pass – Brent$19600$17K – $45K5300.35%
FLTallahassee$18980$17K – $40K500.03%
FLTampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater$20180$17K – $32K13300.12%
FLWest Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Boynton Beach (Metro Area)$19940$17K – $54K7300.14%
GAAthens – Clarke County$47820$34K – $73K500.06%
GAAtlanta – Sandy Springs – Marietta$39250$21K – $59K10500.05%
GAAugusta – Richmond County$38780$17K – $54K300.02%
GAColumbus$37620$22K – $51K300.03%
GAMacon$29670$26K – $40KN/AN/A
GASavannah$54420$39K – $87K1600.11%
GAWarner Robins$24930$17K – $43K1600.29%
HIHonolulu$33030$17K – $49K12100.28%
IACedar Rapids$32160$19K – $39K1100.08%
IADavenport – Moline – Rock Island$28130$18K – $47K1600.09%
IADes Moines – West Des Moines$27980$21K – $38K2100.06%
IAIowa City$20460$17K – $32K5600.66%
IAWaterloo – Cedar Falls$22840$17K – $49K400.05%
IDBoise City – Nampa$33190$19K – $49K2500.10%
ILBloomington – Normal$33390$19K – $47KN/AN/A
ILChampaign – Urbana$51040$23K – $74K2800.29%
ILChicago – Joliet – Naperville (Metro Area)$30330$19K – $54K86700.24%
ILDanvilleN/AN/A – N/A500.19%
ILDecatur