Senior administrative assistants are distinguished from administrative assistants by their enhanced experience and responsibilities, which may include overseeing other employees, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Their salaries reflect this distinction in duties.
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As of October, 2010, the average salary of full time senior administrative assistants was £27,178, as reported by the Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals. Senior administrative assistants also earned an additional average yearly bonus of £461.
Industry type has a significant influence on a senior administrative assistant's salary. In October, 2010, senior administrative assistants working in pharmaceutical and bio tech industry earned an average salary of £33,315, the highest of any industry. Those working for architectural, construction and engineering companies earned an average of £25,384.
Local factors like standard of living and demand can significantly affect salaries. Senior administrative assistants in New Jersey earned an average of £35,067 in 2009, the highest of any state, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second highest paying state in 2009 was New York, where senior administrative assistants earned an average salary of £33,728.
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