2002 Pay Starts Vary for Administrative Workers

January 2, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The average starting salary for administrative professionals will rise just 0.4% this year, but a lot depends on what the job entails, according to a new survey.

According to the OfficeTeam 2002 Salary Guide, senior customer service specialists will enjoy the largest increase – base compensation is projected to rise 3.8% to somewhere in the range of $25,000 to $30,000.

And while the average starting salary for executive assistants will increase just 0.4%, those positions will offer base compensation in the range of $29,000 to $36,250/year. Administrative assistants could be looking at a 2.0% increase in starting pay, somewhere in the $23,000 to $28,500 range, according to the report.

Sales assistant pay is actually expected to decrease by 1.3%, to $24,500 to $30,500 a year.

Mail assistant pay will hold steady, in the $18,500 to $21,500 range, while word processor stating pay could bump up 0.5%. That would place them in the area of $22,500 to $26,500 per year.

The annual salary survey is based on research, as well as local and national employment data gathered from OfficeTeam locations throughout the United States and Canada.