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What are the rates for professional office administration services?

Last updated: 31st May 2019

Office administration has various aspects, and the cost of this service depends on the specific task you need done. Data entry and word processing jobs have the same average price of $33/hr. On the other hand, hiring a personal assistant will cost you around $32/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Office Administration Experts on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Significant price factors in line with your office management needs

One major consideration in estimating the cost of hiring an office administrator is the type of service that you need. Aside from data entry, word processing, and personal assistance, office administrators can do other jobs such as:

  • Data processing
  • E-mail handling
  • Microsoft office
  • Customer service
  • Order processing
  • General office support
  • Transcribing
  • Virtual assistance

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How state impacts rates

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At approximately $30/hr, personal assistants in Queensland charge the lowest rate across Australia. This is only slightly higher than the average cost of hiring personal assistants in Victoria, which is about $32/hr.

In New South Wales, personal assistant services have an average price of $33/hr. If you live in Western Australia, expect to pay around $33.50/hr for the same type of service. South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have the highest rates in the country. Personal assistants in both states charge about $35/hr.

Data entry services in South Australia cost approximately $26/hr, which is the lowest among all the states. This is followed by New South Wales where the average rate of data entry jobs is $33/hr.

In Victoria, data encoders charge about $34/hr. Queensland has the highest rate for data entry jobs at $35/hr on average.

Victoria has the most affordable word processing services at around $25/hr. Meanwhile, the cost of word processing in South Australia and New South Wales only varies slightly at about $32.50/hr and $33/hr respectively. Queenslanders pay $35/hr on average for a word processing task.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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