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Admin assistant Average UK Salary & Prospects

Admin assistants give support to offices by organising meetings, typing documents and updating computer records.

  • Manage and maintain executives' schedules.  
  • Make travel arrangements for executives.  
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.  
  • Coordinate and direct office services, such as records, departmental finances, budget
Read more about Admin assistant

Admin assistants typically work around 38 to 40 hours per week.

As a Admin assistant you will typically work between 8am and 6pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out
Read more about Admin assistant
* from ONETonline
Average salary
11,642 GBP *
per month
30,000 GBP
25,050 GBP
Starting
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
Average salary for Admin assistant

Women make 3% more than Men
  • 11,291 GBP
  • 11,680 GBP
Average salary for part-time Admin assistant
Average salary for full-time Admin assistant

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  • 30,437 GBP
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Pay over time for Admin assistant

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 10,338 GBP
  • 10,304 GBP
  • 10,653 GBP
  • 10,913 GBP
  • 11,090 GBP
  • 11,642 GBP

Future outlook for Admin assistants

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Balanced outlook
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Balanced outlook
2% yearly wage growth (on average)

Admin assistant - Your future job?


Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Admin assistant and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 34% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
  • 24% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 21% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

You could do a college course, which would teach you some of the skills and knowledge you need in this job. Relevant subjects include a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Business and Administration.

You could do a college course, which would teach you some of the skills and knowledge you need in this job. Relevant subjects include a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Business and Administration.


Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Admin assistant

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Things to highlight for your Admin assistant interview

Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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