In Washington, the median hourly wage for executive secretaries and administrative assistants is $25.85. Wages vary depending on an employee’s skill, experience and level of responsibility.
Administrative assistants usually work a standard 40-hour week. They may work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines. Benefits vary.
Employment of administrative assistants is expected to increase by 7 percent from 2012-2022, with the most jobs in construction, educational services, healthcare and social assistance, and professional, scientific and technical services. Those with extensive knowledge of computer software applications have the best prospects.