2018 Office Support Salary and Contract Rate Guide

Sharon O'Donnell - 11/01/2018
2018 Office Support Salary & Benefits Guide

Office support salary ranges, comparable by years' experience, for 2018 including receptionist, office manager, executive assistant salaries and more.

Office Support Salaries | Office Support Contract Rates | Commentary on Office Support Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018

Office Support Salaries

Role Years' Experience Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Galway
Executive Assistant 0 - 3 32k - 37k 28k - 32k 25k - 28k 22k - 26k 25k - 28k
3 - 5 37k - 48k 32k - 36k 30k - 35k 30k - 35k 30k - 35k
5+ 48k - 60k 36k - 45k 35k - 42k 35k - 40k 35k - 42k
Personal Assistant 0 - 3 32k - 37k 28k - 32k 23k - 27k 23k - 28k 23k - 27k
3 - 5 37k - 48k 32k - 36k 26k - 32k 28k - 32k 26k - 32k
5+ 48k - 60k 36k - 45k 30k - 38k 35k - 38k 30k - 38k
Office Manager 0 - 3 30k - 35k 25k - 28k 24k - 28k 23k - 28k 24k - 28k
3 - 5 35k - 45k 28k - 35k 27k - 34k 28k - 33k 27k - 34k
5+ 45k - 60k 35k - 40k 33k - 36k 33k - 35k 33k - 36k
Secretary 0 - 3 24k - 28k 21k - 24k 20k - 24k 19k - 22k 20k - 24k
3 - 5 28k - 35k 24k - 30k 24k - 28k 22k - 27k 24k - 28k
5+ 35k - 45k 30k - 40k 28k - 32k 27k - 32k 28k - 32k
Receptionist 0 - 3 24k - 26k 21k - 24k 20k - 23k 19k - 22k 20k - 23k
3 - 5 26k - 30k 24k - 29k 23k - 26k 22k - 25k 23k - 26k
5+ 30k - 35k 29k - 35k 26k - 30k 25k - 28k 26k - 30k
Switchboard Operator 0 - 3 24k - 26k 21k - 24k 21k - 23k 18k - 20k 21k - 23k
3 - 5 26k - 30k 24k - 27k 23k - 25k 20k - 23k 23k - 25k
5+ 30k - 35k 27k - 32k 25k - 30k 23k - 28k 25k - 30k
Senior Administrator 0 - 3 28k - 32k 26k - 30k 25k - 28k 26k - 30k 25k - 28k
3 - 5 32k - 38k 30k - 36k 28k - 32k 30k - 36k 28k - 32k
5+ 38k - 45k 36k - 43k 32k - 36k 36k - 43k 32k - 36k
Administrator 0 - 3 24k - 28k 21k - 24k 21k - 24k 20k - 22k 21k - 24k
3 - 5 28k - 32k 24k - 29k 24k - 29k 22k - 26k 24k - 29k
5+ 32k - 40k 29k - 35k 29k - 33k 26k - 30k 29k - 33k
Sales Administrator 0 - 3 24k - 28k 24k - 26k 22k - 25k 20k - 23k 22k - 25k
3 - 5 28k - 35k 26k - 30k 25k - 29k 23k - 27k 25k - 29k
5+ 35k - 40k 30k - 35k 29k - 32k 27k - 30k 29k - 32k
Purchasing Administrator/
Shipping Clerk
0 - 3 24k - 28k 22k - 26k 22k - 24k 20k - 22k 22k - 24k
3 - 5 28k - 35k 26k - 30k 24k - 28k 22k - 26k 24k - 28k
5+ 35k - 40k 30k - 38k 26k - 30k 26k - 30k 26k - 30k
Facilities Manager 0 - 3 30k - 40k 30k - 40k 30k - 40k 30k - 40k 30k - 40k
3 - 5 40k - 45k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k
5+ 45k - 60k 45k - 60k 45k - 60k 45k - 60k 45k - 60k
Facilities Coordinator 0 - 3 28k - 32k 25k - 28k 25k - 28k 25k - 28k 25k - 28k
3 - 5 32k - 36k 28k - 35k 27k - 32k 27k - 32k 27k - 32k
5+ 36k - 40k 32k - 38k 32k - 38k 32k - 38k 32k - 38k
Document Controller 0 - 3 24k - 28k 24k - 28k 22k - 26k 20k - 22k 22k - 26k
3 - 5 28k - 32k 28k - 33k 26k - 28k 24k - 28k 26k - 28k
5+ 32k - 40k 32k - 40k 28k - 32k 28k - 32k 28k - 32k
Office Junior 0 - 3 23k - 26k 20k - 23k 19k - 23k 18k - 22k 19k - 23k
3 - 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5+ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Data Entry Clerk 0 - 3 23k - 26k 20k - 23k 20k - 22k 20k - 22k 20k - 22k
3 - 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5+ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Office Support Contract Rates

*Figures shown reflect base salaries quoted in hourly rates

Role Years' Experience Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Galway
Executive Assistant 0 - 3 16 - 18 15 - 17 12 - 15 12 - 14 12 - 15
3 - 5 18 - 23 18 - 22 14 - 16 14 - 16 14 - 16
5+ 23 - 28 22 - 25 16 - 19 16 - 18 16 - 19
Personal Assistant 0 - 3 15 - 17 14 - 17 12 - 14 12 - 14 12 - 14
3 - 5 17 - 21 17 - 19 14 - 16 14 - 16 14 - 16
5+ 21 - 26 18 - 22 16 - 18 16 - 18 16 - 18
Office Manager 0 - 3 15 - 17 14 - 16 12 - 14 12 - 14 12 - 14
3 - 5 17 - 21 16 - 20 13 - 15 13 - 15 13 - 15
5+ 21 - 28 18 - 26 16 - 24 17 - 25 16 - 24
Secretary 0 - 3 12 - 15 11 - 13 10 - 12 10 - 12 10 - 12
3 - 5 15 - 18 13 - 14 12 - 14 13 - 14 12 - 14
5+ 18 - 20 14 - 17 14 - 17 14 - 17 14 - 17
Receptionist 0 - 3 12 - 14 11 - 12 10 - 12 10 - 11 10 - 12
3 - 5 14 - 15 12 - 14 11 - 13 10 - 12 11 - 13
5+ 15 - 17 14 - 16 12 - 15 12 - 14 12 - 15
Switchboard Operator 0 - 3 12 - 14 11 - 13 10 - 12 10 - 12 10 - 12
3 - 5 14 - 15 13 - 14 12 - 14 13 - 14 12 - 14
5+ 15 - 17 14 - 16 13 - 16 14 - 16 13 - 16
Senior Administrator 0 - 3 15 - 17 13 - 15 12 - 14 12 - 14 12 - 14
3 - 5 17 - 21 15 - 17 14 - 16 14 - 16 14 - 16
5+ 21 - 26 17 - 20 15 - 17 15 - 17 15 - 17
Administrator 0 - 3 12 - 14 11 - 12 9 - 11 9 - 11 9 - 11
3 - 5 14 - 16 12 - 14 11 - 13 11 - 13 11 - 13
5+ 16 - 18 14 - 16 13 - 15 13 - 15 13 - 15
Sales Administrator 0 - 3 12 - 14 12 - 14 11 - 13 11 - 13 11 - 13
3 - 5 14 - 16 14 - 16 12 - 14 12 - 14 12 - 14
5+ 16 - 19 16 - 18 14 - 16 14 - 16 14 - 16
Purchasing Administrator/
Shipping Clerk
0 - 3 12 - 14 12 - 14 10 - 13 10 - 13 10 - 13
3 - 5 14 - 16 14 - 16 12 - 14 12 - 14 12 - 14
5+ 16 - 19 16 - 18 13 - 15 13 - 15 13 - 15
Facilities Manager 0 - 3 20 - 22 17 - 19 15 - 17 15 - 17 15 - 17
3 - 5 22 - 25 19 - 22 18 - 20 18 - 20 18 - 20
5+ 25 - 32 22 - 28 21 - 24 21 - 24 21 - 24
Facilities Coordinator 0 - 3 14 - 16 12 - 14 11 - 13 11 - 13 11 - 13
3 - 5 16 - 18 14 - 16 12 - 14 12 - 14 12 - 14
5+ 18 - 22 16 - 19 15 - 17 15 - 17 15 - 17
Document Controller 0 - 3 14 - 16 13 - 14 11 - 13 11 - 13 11 - 13
3 - 5 16 - 18 14 - 16 12 - 15 12 - 15 12 - 15
5+ 18 - 22 16 - 19 15 - 17 15 - 17 15 - 17
Office Junior 0 - 3 11 - 12 11 - 12 10 - 12 10 - 12 10 - 12
3 - 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5+ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Data Entry Clerk 0 - 3 11 - 12 11 - 12 9 - 10 10 - 11 9 - 10
3 - 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5+ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Commentary on Office Support Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018

2017 saw high demand for experienced executive assistants, office managers and administrative support primarily in financial services, professional services, pharmaceutical, property and tech. The junior to mid-level range is very buoyant, especially for graduates looking to take their first step onto the career ladder. 

There has been a significant increase in salaries across the board during 2017 which is likely to continue into 2018. Many companies have recognized that benefits packages are a key to being competitive in the hunt for top talent. As a result there has been a notable number of corporates reviewing and restructuring their benefits offering in 2017. In addition to this, job seeking professionals are looking for visibility to career pathways within organisations and how they are going to be developed in line with the companies growth strategies.

Hourly rates have steadily increased across all levels in contracting, with employers willing to pay higher hourly rates in order to attract experienced temporary employees who can hit the ground running.  The contract recruitment market has become extremely competitive and it is proving more difficult to retain employees for the duration of their contracts as more attractive roles become available.  We have seen the reintroduction of completion bonuses by corporates anxious to retain contract staff in the interests of business continuity.

In 2018, as the talent pool of highly-skilled and experienced office support personnel contracts in the Irish employment market, employers need to be more flexible in terms of their requirements. The recruitment process needs to move quickly to avoid losing sought-after professionals who are often in multiple recruitment processes simultaneously. Companies need to have a strong employer value proposition promoting themselves as a great place to work.

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